Ox cheeks in red wine

Ox cheeks in red wine

As Ned Stark used to say (when he still had head on his shoulders) “the winter is coming”. Shorter days and colder weather is a perfect time to cook all kind of casseroles and stews. Hearty, warming and full of flavour, these kind of dishes are just ideal for the long, cold evenings. Several months ago I published a post about beef steaks. As prime cuts steaks often take the limelight. Whilst I love steaks, I am also a big…

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Sourdough pita bread

Sourdough pita bread

I am a massive fan of sourdough baking and published probably at least half a dozen sourdough related recipes already. One of my first sourdough related recipes was about creating your own sourdough starter also known as mother. My current starters are now about 2 years old and in order to keep them active and healthy I need to feed them regularly. Unless you bake a lot of bread this would normally require discarding part of the starter and feeding it…

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Blackberries frozen yoghurt and coulis

Blackberries frozen yoghurt and coulis

I must be mad. I am offering you two recipes for the price of one! But I cannot help myself when it comes to blackberries. They are probably my favourite berries. I love foraging for them in late August and early September. When ripe they taste absolutely wonderful and are a good source of vitamin C and K. This year was particularly good for blackberries and the harvest was great! I ended with so many of them that I had…

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Best pizza dough

Best pizza dough

Who doesn’t like pizza? The ultimate comfort food. You can have it with just about any topping you like. For me however the topping is just part of the deal. The real secret of a delicious pizza is in the base. I must admit that it is difficult to find even a half decent pizza in the UK. Especially when it comes to take aways. Most of the time I get doughy, underbaked pizza bases soaked in grease. Definitely unpleasant….

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Sea bass with mango and chilli sauce

Sea bass with mango and chilli sauce

The weather this summer is fantastic. Every weekend feels like you are on holidays. It is just amazing! Simply perfect for outdoor cooking. But even I can eventually get bored with barbeque. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it! To have a break from the constant charcoal smoke I decided last weekend to cook inside. I wanted to stay with the summer theme though. And what is more summery than exotic fruit such as mango. Combine it with chilli and the…

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