Recipes

Beetroot Cured Salmon

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I’ve been curing my own salmon for years. It’s easier than you think and is much more impressive and tastier than store bought stuff.

Mustard Roasted Beets with Maple Pecan Dressing

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Beets can taste strong when eaten raw, but they mellow and are rather sweet once roasted. Add some mustard, mixed leaves and maple roasted pecans and your boring salad days are over.

Figgy Jam

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Making your own jam is easy and you don’t need special equipment. Just have a read of my blog post to read about the basics.

Best Lamb Curry Ever!

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Every time I make this curry I always get asked what I added and how I made it, so I thought I would write it down and add it to my recipe collection. This is a great recipe to really turn up the heat, or if you prefer to keep it milder then add a little coconut cream at the end.

Hearty Lentil Soup

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This recipe is full of healthy ingredients and can easily be adapted to suit vegetarians or those who feel they need some meat in their daily meal.

Orange & Cinnamon Brioche

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Brioche is an enriched sweet bread often eaten at special occasions in France. This is a recipe for a 1kg loaf but you can make these into small individual brioches if you like, and add any sweet spices such as nutmeg, cloves and even saffron.

Fiery Steak Frites

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As you know I love to add spices into all my dishes to create excitement and although I agree that some recipes should be left alone, I do adore spicing up this one. This classic steak and fries has been fired up with chillies and your basic pantry spice staples, and I love it with wedges rather than fries to reduce the hassle of deep frying.

Sweetly Spiced Plum Muffins

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Muffins are great for breakfast or even as a treat, and the scents of sweet spices fill the air whilst they are baking. Easy to make and perfect to get the kids helping in the kitchen.

Deliciously Rich Fruit Cake

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Everyone needs a good tried and tested rich fruit cake recipe up their sleeve. Whether you ‘feed’ it with brandy, marsala or alcohol of your choice is upto you, but make sure you make it a few weeks before you plan on eating it. It tastes much better if you let the cake mature, and if you are going to ice it then leave it to dry out around 1 week before so the icing sticks!

Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb

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Slow cooking is a great way to extract as much flavour as possible, and spices will only get better the longer you have to infuse them.

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