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Sausage, sun-dried tomato and potato pie

Sausage, sun-dried tomato and potato pie

I made this pie yesterday. It was a simple, lazy Saturday afternoon, and we had some friends round who we see far too little of. Everybody drank coffee and talked and sat in the sun, and the kids played, and I holed up in the kitchen, listened to John Coltrane and made a pie. And [...]

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How to make bresaola

How to cure beef to make bresaola

So, it's January, and it's very, very cold at the moment. That means that now is the perfect time to cure some meat and hang it out to dry in a shed, outside of a refrigerator, without too much fear of death from botulism. I exaggerate slightly - botulism is very rare, and basic hygiene [...]

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How to make pulled pork

How to make easy pulled pork in a slow cooker

I'm one of those people who take photos of  food to post on Instagram. I make no apologies for this - it's what Instagram is made for, but sometimes the application of a vintage filter on a perfectly normal photograph makes it look a little ... different. Just take a second to look at the picture [...]

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Chorizo Scotch eggs

Mexican-style chorizo Scotch eggs

It's interesting, isn't it, how things come together? Do you find sometimes that a particular thing you did a long time ago comes back around in a spectacularly unsuspecting way? This happens to me often. At work, we call it 'planting seeds', an odd comment or email dropped here or there that's designed to give [...]

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