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Today’s recipe is for homemade piccallili – the perfect way to put runner beans to good use if you are unsure what to do with them or if you are growing them at home and have more than you know what to do with! Piccalilli is an English interpretation of Indian pickles, a relish of chopped pickled […]

Quick cauliflower curry

One of April’s best veg is the cauliflower – in season and available at your local market. The thought of cauliflower may conjure up the smell of school dinners or indeed a ‘boiled-to-death’ sludgy side dish. However, the humble cauliflower can be made into so many different tasty dishes. The most common dish that springs to most […]

Pasta with winter ratatouille

We are always hearing how we should try and eat ‘five a day’. If you find this difficult then why not try out this recipe for pasta with winter ratatouille from chef James Martin. Packed full of vegetables and quick to prepare this dish would make a great mid-week supper for all the family. Serves 4. […]

Gordon Ramsay’s Easy Vegetable Curry

Although Spring should really be on its way we have been having another cold spell here in the East of England. So what better way to warm yourself up than with this Easy Vegetable Curry from chef Gordon Ramsay. Using fresh vegetables, herbs and spices this would be great served with rice or simply on […]

Braised Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

Savoy cabbages are a great source of Vitamin C and fibre and are currently in season but how do you cook yours? Do you steam it on it’s own or are you a little more inventive? This recipe is for Braised Savoy Cabbage with Bacon and looks delicious even though I’m not actually a huge fan of […]

Seasonally English – cauliflower cheese with bacon and mushrooms

Why is it that cauliflower and cheese seem so perfect for each other? It’s one of those food combinations that just work. Not only that, in my part of the world they are readily available at the local market. Of course with buying any vegetables it’s a matter of quality. Choose carefully, cauliflower heads should […]

Support your local market, be in control of what you eat!

One of the best ways to control the quality of the food you eat is to head down to your local market. Personally, I love my local market. Food is always fresh and normally quite varied. Of course it’s going to be seasonal but that I think is the beauty of it. Along with the […]

Will you be detoxing this month?

The festive season is now well and truly behind us and for a lot of us it was time to get back to work yesterday. Such a depressing thought given the mornings are still dark when the alarm goes off and dark again when it’s time to leave work. I for one can admit it took all […]

Baking week: Cheese and vegetable quiche

In todays recipe, we feature the easy to make quiche. The beauty of a quiche is that they can be made with either the best that you can buy or what ever you have left around. You can make them with sea food, leftover chicken or just lovely vegetables. But always with great tasting cheese! […]

How to make your own fresh chicken stock

How many times have you read in a recipe, ‘just add chicken stock…’? At that point you dive in to your cupboard and grab a stock cube. Why not be prepared and create your own? In this video, Gordon Ramsay shows you how to create stock based on a chicken carcass. And if you think it […]