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Brassica vegetables like kohlrabi and cavolo nero are wildly versatile and taste great steamed, stir-fried, roasted and even raw

Super pairing for lovely winter slaw

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By Rebecca Vincent. Both stars of this recipe hail from the nutritionally dense brassica family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, but are a...
Quick pickles don’t require much effort and the house doesn’t end up smelling of vinegar for ages

Make a pickle in double quick time

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By Rebecca Vincent. It’s only in recent years that I’ve come round to the idea of vinegar and anything that even remotely resembles a pickle,...
Eating great quality British meat is important for local producers, says Barbara Cossins

Illegal meat imports pose dangers

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By Barbara Cossins. I have to share with you the content of an article in Farmer’s Weekly on the grim discovery of illegal meat in...
Pick any squash to make this tasty soup

Pumpkin soup for after Halloween

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by Lorraine Gibson. As the old saying goes, waste not, want not. You can make the most of your Halloween pumpkins with this creamy and silky,...
Squash with walnuts

Try some colourful comfort food

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by Rebecca Vincent. Squash season is in full swing! This family of veg are such versatile ingredients and work well in soups or stews, as...
Slow Cooked meal

In praise of the humble slow cooker

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by Barbara Cossins. We’re all worried about how we’re going to cope during this winter’s cost-of-living crisis. I was so impressed with the new initiatives...
Swede and turnip gratin is great served as part of a roast dinner

Comforting bake for colder nights

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by Rebecca Vincent. As the evenings draw in and get cooler I love a nice comforting bake, and this creamy gratin with swede and turnips...
Local Food Awards

Exciting entries in food awards

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by Barbara Cossins. The 2022 Love Local Trust Local Awards are just beginning. Some of the finest Dorset food producers alongside some exciting new ones...
Stir-fried aubergines and mushrooms are splendid served with brown rice and sesame seeds to garnish

A winning way with aubergines

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I must admit I’m not really a fan of aubergines. They always look so pretty in the greengrocers, so I buy them and give...
British poultry, like these turkeys, is going to be at a premium this festive season, says Barbara Cossins

Christmas turkeys have arrived but costs are constantly rising

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Just when industries started picking themselves back up after Covid-19 and Brexit, we find ourselves back to square one with the energy cost. Even after...

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Super pairing for lovely winter slaw

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By Rebecca Vincent. Both stars of this recipe hail from the nutritionally dense brassica family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, but are a...

Make a pickle in double quick time

0
By Rebecca Vincent. It’s only in recent years that I’ve come round to the idea of vinegar and anything that even remotely resembles a pickle,...

Illegal meat imports pose dangers

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By Barbara Cossins. I have to share with you the content of an article in Farmer’s Weekly on the grim discovery of illegal meat in...