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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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Celebration cake

Sometimes, you want to make a special cake that everyone wants to be the first to taste. This is one of those cakes. I’ve made it for my daughter’s birthday party and as a dessert cake for a friend’s wedding … Continue reading

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Goan-style beef curry

I normally make curry sauces thickened with yoghurt but this delicious Goan-style beef curry is made primarily with rich beef stock and coconut (toddy) vinegar. Chunks of beef are braised in the spiced stock and reduced to a dark, silky … Continue reading

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Masala daal

I love the flavours of India¬†and finding dishes that work well as part of my low-carb eating regime. This spicy chickpea daal really ticks a lot of boxes. Eat it by itself for lunch with a hard boiled egg or … Continue reading

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