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Braised venison sausages in red wine

My favourite butcher, Mr Hubbard, makes a fantastic variety of sausages but I couldn’t wait to cook these venison bad boys. Braised in the oven with shallots, mushrooms, herbs and a generous amount of red wine, the sausages are delicious … Continue reading

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Steak and mushroom pie

Not much beats a proper homemade pie and this steak and mushroom pie is ‘the King of pies’! Thick chunks of beef in a rich gravy with mushrooms and a crisp pastry lid, it’s quite easy to make and completely … Continue reading

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#ValentinesDay – roasted beetroot ‘Amore’

As lovely as it is to go out somewhere special for dinner on Valentine’s Day, I much prefer a romantic night in. Light some candles, stream some cool blues and jazz, set a bottle of good champagne on ice. The … Continue reading

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Slow cooked brisket with red wine gravy

It’s pretty miserable outside today. Cold, blustery and very, very rainy. Boy is summer over! But I don’t mind because I’ve decided to slow-cook a lovely piece of brisket for supper as my entry for the Central England Co-operative’s ‘Community … Continue reading

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