Tag Archives: Vodka

Penne alla vodka

This is one of those deceptively simple pasta dishes that takes less than half an hour to get to the table but truly delivers on flavour. The vodka binds the tomato and cream in the sauce to make it rich … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Brisket

I do love a good Bloody Mary so when I came across this Jamie Oliver ‘Comfort Food’ recipe for a brisket cooked slowly in Bloody Mary mix, I just had to give it a go. I added some beef stock … Continue reading

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Christmas-ready liqueurs from the hedgerows!

September and October is the perfect time to get all your home-made liqueurs ready for Christmas. The blackthorn hedges near us are full of fat, ripe sloe berries for making sloe vodka or gin – check out the recipe here … Continue reading

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It’s sloe vodka time!

Traditionalists maintain that you should wait to pick sloe berries until after the first frosts, however, it’s October and there’s no sign of frost on the horizon so now seems like as good a time as any! There are masses … Continue reading

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