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.

Balsamic and red wine beef stew

Now there’s an autumnal¬†edge to the weather, it’s only natural to long for some proper comfort food and this rich beef stew in a thick red wine and balsamic vinegar sauce is just the job. I used half shin and … Continue reading

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Cherry clafoutis

The markets are brimming with fat, juicy black cherries right now. I’d happily eat my own body weight in them just as they are, but I’ve been dying to make this classic dessert from the Limousin region of France too … Continue reading

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BBQ butterflied leg of lamb with tahini yoghurt sauce

This BBQ lamb is a total crowd pleaser for weekend friends and family gathering. Charred and delicious on the outside, pink and juicy on the inside, it’s perfectly complemented by the tahini yoghurt sauce. I serve it with piles of … Continue reading

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Tomato and basil summer pudding

At this time of year, not only is there usually a glut of tomatoes but with all the sunshine we’ve had,¬†the flavour will be at its absolute best. So, this tomato and basil summer pudding I found in an old … Continue reading

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50% off to try Pasta Evangelist!

I love proper fresh pasta dishes so I was intrigued to try this upmarket artisan pasta by post company. They are called Pasta Evangelists and have impressive backers – Giles Coren (food critic for The Times), Prue Leith (Bakeoff judge) … Continue reading

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