Spicy Pork and Cucumber Stir Fry

I saw this when I was looking for another recipe, and it got stuck in my brain. I always think cucumber is such a woefully underappreciated vegetable, that I am happy to find more ways to use it. Cucumbers aren’t just for salads, even though I find them to be one of my must have …

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Belly porchetta, with Christmas flavours

First, apologies if things look slightly out of kilter for a while. Blogger in their wisdom have been making changes, and LiveWriter, which I use to compose and publish posts, will not talk to Blogger any more. A fix is being worked on, but will not be available until next year.We went out for a …

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Lentil and Sausage Stew

Thursday was meant to be a Visiting Person in Hospital night, but that had to be postponed, so cooking dinner needed to be done. A quick trek around Waitrose yielded lots of things on the reduced shelf, so I bought Caramelised Onion sausages, Unearthed’s lovely mini snack chorizo, celery, sage and smoked cubes of pancetta. …

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Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower–Chef Dan Doherty

  It’s not often you get to look down on the Gherkin – sorry, 30 St Mary Axe – but believe me, when you do, it takes a while for your brain to adjust. It certainly takes a while for your brain to settle after the 24 seconds of “OMG!” as you ascend to Duck …

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Caper & Nutmeg Brown Butter

As a result of yesterday’s Foodie Fest, I had some salted capers and pancetta to use. I also had fresh pumpkin ravioli. I thought of a caper butter sauce, then thought of adding nutmeg. Easy to do. I was going to fry the pancetta, but then decided I wanted something different to offset the soft …

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Pork Not-Souvlaki

You know when you have one of those ideas that seems great at the time, and then when it comes down to it, you can’t be bothered? Yes, today was one of those days. I was going to make this; http://greekfood.about.com/od/barbecuedgreekfoods/r/Souvlaki-Recipe-Recipe-For-Grilled-Pork-Souvlaki.htm but then the thought of cubing the meat, putting it on skewers, firing up …

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