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Traditional Mincemeat

Traditional Mincemeat

This is an easy but really tasty Mincemeat recipe. The mincemeat will last for ages if it’s stored in sterilised jars with very little air in them. You need to make this a couple of weeks before baking, so it matures a bit. Bear in mind too, that you will be mixing up everything the day before you jar it up. When you are getting ready to jar, run 7 jam jars through the dishwasher to...

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Mediterranean Style Stew with Herby Sausages

Mediterranean Style Stew with Herby Sausages

Sometimes the best recipes are developed from necessity. In this case, I had a lot of sausages that really needed to be used up soon. Mid-week, there tends not to be time for cooked breakfasts and I needed an evening meal. The result? A Mediterranean style stew but with herby sausages. The other ingredients are store cupboard staples here and this really is an adaptable recipe. Don’t worry if you are missing one or two of...

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Simple Turkey Giblet Stock

Simple Turkey Giblet Stock

This is the stock I’ll use to make the gravy on Christmas day and it is so much nicer than anything you get from a cube! For the biggest dinner of the year, push the boat out a bit and give this a try. You can make this up on the 23rd and have it ready in the fridge for the big day. Ingredients Turkey Heart, Liver and Neck (I don’t use the gizzard) 1 onion, sliced...

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Extra Creamy Carbonara Inspired Fettucine

Extra Creamy Carbonara Inspired Fettucine

This is made extra creamy with the addition of yoghurt. I like it like this because I love to be able to mop the plate with a crusty piece of garlic bread or ciabatta. This is a great dinner to make is a hurry or to use up leftover ham. SERVES 4 Ingredients: • 340g of fettuccine per person (or linguine or spaghetti) • 1 tsp olive oil • 160g of Guanciale (or leftover ham), chopped per person • 100ml...

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Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers

I love hot food and we grow plenty of Chillies at Croan. Unfortunately, this is not a crop which provides a steady supply throughout the year.By the end of September the fruits are ripening and then at some point in October the vast bulk are ready for harvest.While some plants (live Demon Red) will continue to fruit right up to December, when the main glut comes, we harvest and pickle! This is very easy, you...

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