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Cooking With Cheese – Garlic Cheese Mash and Goats Cheese Dauphinois

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According to Wikipedia there are between 350 to 450 distinct types of French cheese. These are grouped into eight categories ‘les huit familles…

Dolmen Scusi

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One of the none-wine visits of the Puglia Wine Trail tour was to Dolmen Scusi. Its one of 23 Megalithic Dolmens in Apulia. The positioning is interesting as 12 of these lie…

On The Road in Puglia Campi Salentina

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On the Road in Salento Campi Salentina – our home for a few days the little town of Campi Salentina, Campi for short. Under the auspices of…

Asparagus Pea Shoot and Butter Bean Tart

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Friday May 4th has been set as International Sauvignon Blanc Day… I’ve a ton of samples to taste. To accompany I gave the Asparagus Peas Shoots and…

Wild Garlic Still Life

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In two minds whether to post this image here or on my photography site, Lumination. I went for here for the simple reason that its food. A Wild Garlic Still…

Who Laid This Egg – Mary, Molly or Betso?

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My parents have keep three chickens – a resplendently coloured Mary Tudor, an ultra-friendly Molly and an overly plump Betso. Until last week there was…

MOR Sausages – Sausage Pesto Baguette Recipe

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Launched this week are MOR Sausages… available exclusively at Tesco for £3.00 for a 400g/6 sausage or a 12 pack of the chipolatas. And I’ve been sent…

Stokenchurch Pie Recipe

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Stokenchurch is just off the M40 and, for me, a place to travel through on the way to my parents. I don’t think there is much of note to this small…

Cumberland Almond Pudding Recipe

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I picked up an old recipe book the other week – Receipts and Relishes published in 1950. It’s subtitled Being a Vade Mecum for the Epicure in the British Isles.…

A Recipe for Beef Collops

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The start of Lent is Ash Wednesday; the period of forty days of abstinence commemorating Christ’s forty days in the wilderness. The word Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word…

Recipe for Plum Shuttles

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Like many traditional recipes there are plenty of variations for these Plum Shuttles or Valentines Buns. Some add caraway seeds, others load up with candied peel. But I prefer them…

Visiting Fashion House Ermenegildo Zegna Trivero Italy

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Now I am not one for high fashion; in fact the closest I’ve come to anything remotely ‘designer’ recently is picking up a six-pack of branded socks…

Recipe for Twelfth Night Cake

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Twelfth Night, January 5th, the end of the Christmas festivities. Its origins lie in pre-Christian times, one of those festivals appropriated by the Christian Church and swallowed into the Epiphany.…

Botalla Cheese Company Biella Piedmont

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“Cheesery? Is that a word?” queried my long-suffering American friend, as I posted another photo to my Instagram feed. Her message was accompanied by a pained, eye rolling, emoji.…

Orange Syrup Cakes

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The recipe here, ostensibly for little Orange Syrup Cakes, makes for fine muffins too. While I’m sure that everyone and their mother has a ‘tried and tested’ recipe I rather enjoy…