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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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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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Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken thighs are such an underestimated cut. They live permanently in the shadow of glorified chicken breasts and trendy drumsticks. Don’t get me wrong! I love chicken breasts and drumsticks are great fun on a bbq. But I believe that if an animal gave life for our pleasure we have moral obligation to eat as much of it as we can. So when it comes to poultry my shopping list often includes thighs. Plus they are not only full of…

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