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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli is great – easy, cheap, filling and delicious. Ok, this recipe is pretty far from an “authentic” chilli con carne, but it is what our family has been making for many years. I’ve never met anyone else that adds sweetcorn, but the sweetness balances out the smoky depth of the beans and the heat of the chilli beautifully. I tend to prefer using chilli powder here, instead of chilli flakes or chopped fresh chillies, as the extra spices included…

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1000 Miles, 2000 Metres, 3 days and 4 countries; European Road Trip 2017 Stage One.

1000 Miles, 2000 Metres, 3 days and 4 countries; European Road Trip 2017 Stage One.

You could say we managed to cram a fair bit into the first leg of our grand road trip, though that would imply that the rest of it has been slower paced. The first stage of our two week, 2,700 mile European tour in two classic cars (one 50 year old MGB and one 43 year old MG Midget) went…relatively smoothly. No breakdowns thankfully, which was a bit of a concern as our MGB had essentially been stripped down and…

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Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with a Puree of Wild Garlic and Caramelised Onions

Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Lamb with a Puree of Wild Garlic and Caramelised Onions

It was my birthday last month and, unusually, I decided I didn’t really feel like cooking. Having not long before created a three course Mother’s Day meal, I decided to take it easy on my birthday and that we’d all go out to the local pub the night before. We had a great meal at The Harbourmaster in Aberaeron (it’s a fantastic place, definitely one to put on your visiting list if you head this way), and I then thought why not…

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Smoked Salmon Risotto

Smoked Salmon Risotto

It’s become rather a tradition in our family that on special occasions, e.g. birthdays, the family member in question picks whatever meal they would most like and I cook it for them. So as it was Mother’s Day last Sunday, Mum got to request her favourite meal. Together we produced Smoked Salmon and Dill-infused Creme Fraiche on “Blinis” to start, followed by Fillet Steak Stroganoff, with Passionfruit Cheesecake to finish. It was utterly delicious – expect to see the recipes…

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