Category Archives: Recipes

These are recipes that are firm family favourites at Pigeon Cottage HQ plus a few new experiments we’d like to share.

Roasted beetroot and goat’s cheese with walnuts

This delicious starter has been on the Pigeon Cottage Christmas menu for many years and never fails to please. If you’ve only ever eaten beetroot swamped in malt vinegar before, be prepared for how oven roasting transforms the flavour into … Continue reading

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Make your own harissa

I usually buy harissa paste from the supermarket. Belazu’s rose harissa is a favourite. This year, I grew a sizeable crop of chillies in the garden (very easy to do if you fancy a try next year) so I decided … Continue reading

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Medlar ‘fruit cheese’

I love a good cookery challenge so, when my friend Gylda asked me if I’d like some medlar fruit from her orchard, I jumped at the chance. Most foods are best thrown away when they start to rot, but not … Continue reading

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Spicy cauliflower, bacon macaroni cheese gratin

Regular readers will have seen the delicious cauliflower cheese pie recipe I posted a few weeks ago. This borrows the method of roasting the cauliflower and bacon with curry powder from that recipe before adding the macaroni cheese and then … Continue reading

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