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Meatballs and pasta bake in tomato sauce

Meatballs and pasta bake in tomato sauce

I must confess that meatballs is one of those things I struggle with a bit. I have one tried and tested recipe but not much else. Don’t get me wrong, I really like meatballs. They are usually offer really good value for money. However I usually don’t find them very inspiring. This has recently changed thanks to Tesco magazine. They published a recipe for meatballs bake that I liked enough to try. I had to fine tune it a bit…

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Game casserole

Game casserole

Game is on! Sorry, I could not help myself. But really, the game is now literally on or more precisely in season. Unless you have a friendly hunter on speed dial, eating and buying game might be expensive. If, like me, you like game flavours but don’t want to part with a large chunk of your children’s inheritance ask your butcher for chunks of mixed game. Made with smaller pieces of meat left after trimming more expensive cuts such mix…

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Herby dumplings

Herby dumplings

This is going to be a quick one. During the winter we cook lot of casserole style dishes. Whether that’s game casserole, beef and ale stew or sausage casserole. They are simply so nice and warming at this time of year. You need to serve them with some form of starchy carbs though. One of the obvious choices would be potato mash. However I prefer to achieve best results with minimum effort. Especially when it comes to cleaning and tidying…

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Roast duck with blackcurrant sauce

Roast duck with blackcurrant sauce

Christmas is almost upon us and it is about time when we plan our Christmas menu. I know for most people these days Christmas dinner means turkey. However in our home we love duck in winter. It has a wonderful, rich gamey flavour and when roasted it smells like the most amazing winter dish. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with turkey. It is perfect, especially if you have bigger family to feed. We often have it on…

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Pork shoulder souvlaki with red onion relish

Pork shoulder souvlaki with red onion relish

I must confess, I quite like to have a kebab from time to time. I know it is not healthy, junk food etc. Don’t judge me, man got to have his weaknesses. It is my guilty pleasure, almost a tradition to have one after a night out. However, my kebab days are pretty much over. Since I am now a responsible parent, going out for a night of drinking is rather impossible. Having a decent sleep seems much more appealing…

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