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Roasted Garlic & Celery Soup

Celery never gets much love. It’s the quiet workhouse in stews and casseroles; the under-appreciated, slightly dried out crunch on appetiser platters; the cast-aside, somewhat soggy garnish to buffalo chicken wings. 654 more words

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'White Christmas' Cookies

Just a quick post with a recipe for a American-style ‘crackle’ cookie that would be perfect for parcelling up in parchment and giving as Christmas presents or serving up at the end of a festive dinner party with coffee. 491 more words

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Parsnip In A Pear Tree Cake

With Halloween over, Christmas is now firmly on the horizon. The neat, hopeful displays of dried fruit, nuts, spices, flour and other festive baking essentials in the supermarkets and the exquisite crates of jewel toned winter fruit (so leafy, glossy and utterly exotic in comparison to the rest of the year’s humdrum gala-apple-and-banana offering) remind me sweetly, sentimentally, sometimes overly powerfully of the two linked but utterly distinct events that marked each of my autumns as a child and still influence and enrich my food aesthetic today – the school harvest festival and the church harvest festival. 607 more words

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Chocolate Fig Pudding Cake

Just a very quick recipe for a lovely seasonal dessert that’s as showy and fancy looking as it is easy to throw together – it only takes ten minutes or so to prepare, and another 20 in the oven and then it can just be left waiting patiently in its tin till you’re ready to serve it, making it a brilliant stress-free dessert option for an impromptu gathering with friends or family. 540 more words

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Roasted Squash with Serrano Ham

It was a firm, fairly underripe cantaloupe that I cut into too early that first made me wonder if squash and melons could be related. The seeds, the colour and denseness of the flesh, the not-yet sweet smell…it suddenly all added up and I was amazed I’d never made the connection before. 626 more words

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Baked Apple Ice Cream

When I was growing up, baked apples were one of those last-minute emergency desserts in our household. They were never hugely fêted. They were usually made quickly as unexpected guests were ushered into the living room; a child nudged to follow with a jar of hurriedly found olives as my mum stood in the kitchen, lopping tops off cooking apples and spreading them with a mix of butter, brown sugar and raisins before firing them into the oven and joining the room. 798 more words

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Roasting Pan Butternut Squash & Prawn Curry

Just a quick post with an easy recipe for a delicious, rich, slightly honeyed Pakistani-style butternut squash and prawn curry that gets its fabulously aromatic full flavour mainly from being blasted with heat and ignored for the majority of its time in the oven. 525 more words

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