Simple Okra Curry

This recipe came about when I needed to use some Okra up before it went off so it started out being a bit of a ready steady cook moment using just what I had in the fridge and cupboards. Having done it a few times now and tweaking a little it's still a very simple and...

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Black Pudding, Roquefort and Grape Salad

We might be officially into Autumn here in Britain but as the sun is still out and leaves are still green then there's still time for a Summer salad. With this recipe I've tried to balance all of the different elements together, so you've got the salty roquefort,...

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Bircher or Overnight Oats

Bircher or sometimes called "overnight oats" is a great quick breakfast that I've really got into over the Summer months. It was created by the nutritionist Maximillian Bircher-Benner after a spate jaundice was seemingly cured by eating raw apples. From here he...

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Currywurst

Similiar to British cuisine, German cuisine has got a bit of a bad reputation especially in Europe but there are some real traditional gems and really their cuisine is just as good and diverse as the rest of the continant. One of my favourites and one that brings back...

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Lake Road Kitchen

There's not been many times I can say that I've had an all round dinning experience, I've had some fantastic meals but not many have combined great food with a culinary experience. When I say "experience" I mean something apart from the food that makes a meal a one...

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Whipped Feta

I've seen whipped feta on a few menus recently, so I thought I'd have a go making my own version. It's incredibly easy to make and changes the texture of the feta so you can use it for dips, spreading on toast or stuffing roast peppers with it. Many recipes just use...

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Forestside… something quite special

Dinner at Forestside has been one of the most anticipated meals I have had and a place I've been looking forward to visiting for well over a year. Culinary rumblings first started about a year and a half ago when Kevin Tickle of L’Enclume fame became head chef...

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Iced Tea

The weather hasn't been great here in Britain, especially in the north where I am. In fact it's been a classic British Summer where it rains most days. It has however been warm and humid or as we call it "sticky" weather. So to cool down I've been making iced tea....

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