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Lamb koftas

Easy lamb koftas

Considering how often I cook meatballs, it’s a surprise even to me that I’ve never made lamb koftas. I’ll always order them off a menu and so I went hunting online for some recipes – this is a mix of several. First either finely chop or food-processor half an onion, a clove of garlic and […]

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Smoked mackerel pate

Making the most of festive feasting – buffets, shortcuts and leftovers

There’s no point trying to deny it any longer – ‘It’s Christmas!’ in the words of the Slade hit (which was number one as I arrived in the world). So here’s a round up of some favourite recipes for serving up over the festive period – good things to share or make use of leftovers. […]

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Falsche Forellen

Fake trouts – or crispy pancakes

After I posted my fake rabbit meatballs I had a tweet from Barbara Kaiser introducing me their Austrian cousin fake trout – Falsche Forellen as the locals call it. As with the rabbits, the trout in the name is merely a smokescreen – what we’re really talking about here is the long lost ancestor of the Findus […]

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Welsh Beef festive challenge - sirloin roast

Festive beef challenge

Don’t usually share work things here but couldn’t resist this one. We’ve just launched a competition to find the very best festive Welsh Beef recipe in the run up to Christmas. There are some fab prizes – including some on-the-spot ones for anyone following the competition online. If you’re interested in finding out more pop along to the […]

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German meatballs

German meatballs – fake rabbits in a sour cream sauce

I spent a brilliant year at uni in Germany which left me with a lasting appreciation of German food. And I still get spoken to in German by waiters around Europe – must stop ordering Pils and sausages wherever I go on holiday. And looking a bit German. My German flatmate introduced me to Falscher […]

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Chicken Curry

Very simple chicken curry

This was a student favourite – before the days of even thinking about authenticity or difficult-to-follow recipes, it was just ‘curry’. What you needed midweek to give you an excuse to make poppadoms. I always used chicken on the bone – thighs, drumsticks or a mix as it’s more flavourful and doesn’t dry out like […]

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Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese

Such an easy dish, this. Takes no time to cook and livens up a tea time very easily – perfect to make a pork chop or chicken thigh a little bit more exciting. And saves on making a separate sauce. Pop the oven on to 200 decC to get warm. Separate a cauliflower into florets […]

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Pot roasted mutton or spring lamb

Mutton has a reputation for being full of flavour but you rarely see it on supermarket shelves. So when the butcher at the market had a couple of lovely-looking Welsh mutton joints last week, I had to give it a try. Not knowing what to do with it, I asked the butcher – low and slow […]

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Ragu – just like me mum used to make

It was quite strange to find out in my 20s that what I’d eaten all my life as spag bol was really nothing of the sort. It was ragu and it’s supposed to go with wide pasta. And since I’ve discovered a more authentic version of Bolognese I’d got out of the habit of making […]

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Waste not, want not – Great British Waste Menu

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D Just finished watching the Great British Waste Menu. It was a BBC challenge in which four top chefs had to produce a banquet for 60 from food that had been (or would have been) thrown away. The scale of waste is shocking – from farmers ploughing crops which don’t meet supermarket […]

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