Goat’s cheese and orange salad with balsamic pearls

Sound the alarms! The official Most Romantic Day of the Year is nearly upon us and if you have a partner then it’s not yet too late to get them a moderately humourous card and flowers / chocolates / cufflinks or whatever [...]

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Slow cooked shepherd’s pie photographed by Stuart Ovenden

The dark arts of food styling are much whispered about. It’s often assumed that magazines deploy most of B&Q to get their meals looking as scrumptious as they do. The chicken is varnished, the lasagne is blow-torched and the steam [...]

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Thatched lamb pie

On February 4, 2010 By

Thatched lamb pie

My fingers are cold, but wearing gloves indoors seriously restricts my ability to do anything other than polish glass with my mitteny hands. My feet are cold, but I can’t get more socks on. In fact, I don’t think I have any more socks. Just as the country’s thermometers hesitatingly [...]

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Lamb and ale stew

On December 18, 2009 By

Lamb and ale stew

There is snow. Great drifts and flurries of it are falling across the country. Schools have been shut, motorists have been marooned and everyone is completely thrilled. My workmates are glued to weather websites, swapping statistics and speculating wildly, optimistically about how difficult it will be [...]

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