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How to make pulled pork

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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

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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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On fathers, daughters and Coca-Cola glazed ham

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Fathers, daughters and Coca Cola glazed ham. A recipe for poaching gammon in Coke, with a honey and mustard glaze.

She wobbled and waved around, veering close to a parked car, then caught her balance and straightened the handlebars, and she was off ... the first revolutions on another cyclist's journey. Her first ride without stabilisers. I remember doing the same thing, on a Raleigh Tomahawk - the smaller version of the famous Chopper - [...]

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Chinese red-cooked pork

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Chinese style red-cooked braised pork belly

My kids are quite adventurous when it comes to eating. They'll try most things, and often surprise me by eating the most unexpected of foods with relish, whilst turning their noses up at something very, very normal. We still have episodes about 'green bits' every once in a while. The most striking thing about their eating [...]

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