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Fiona Chapman Inula helenium

Introducing… a favourite herb

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Inula helenium or elecampane is one of my favourite herbs. I started growing it last year but just got the foliage, huge lance-shaped leaves, but...
Rebecca Vincent, Beetroot Recipe

Beetroot is packed full of goodness

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With this recipe we are combining beetroot and lettuce. I have to admit it has taken me years to come round to enjoying beetroot, I’ve...
PHOTO: Pixabay/Jill Wellington

Time for tea on the Jubilee?

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As everyone steps up their game for the ultimate tea and cakes for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it’s worth remembering our beloved ‘British beverage’,...
Jubilee chocolate biscuit cake by Mrs Simkins

Jubilee chocolate biscuit cake

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What better recipe to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend than the Queen’s absolute favourite tea-time treat? The Queen is known for her love of afternoon...
Photo by Zoran Borojevic on Unsplash

Celebration cocktail!

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Need a little entertaining inspiration? The month of May is both lemonade and gin day, so what better than the ultimate gin-based lemonade cocktail? Simple...
Photo by Jo Lanta on Unsplash

New potato and radish salad

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New potato season is finally upon us and this recipe showcases them in my favourite form – a potato salad – alongside radishes for...
Nettle rarebit by Mrs Simkins

Cooking Nettle rarebit with Mrs Simkins

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Many of us have a clump or two of nettles in our garden, whether intentionally or not. Although invasive if left unchecked – and...
Sedgemoor Biscuits, Mrs Simkins

Sedgemoor biscuits with Mrs Simkins

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Here’s a lovely Easter biscuit recipe, based on a speciality from Sedgemoor, over the border on the Somerset Levels. Traditionally, these Somerset Easter treats...
Romanesco and kalette stir-fry, Rebecca Vincent BSc (Hons)

Romanesco and kalette stir-fry

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This week’s quick and easy recipe makes the most of the last of the kalettes and romanesco. Kalettes, also known as flower sprouts, are a...
Mrs Simkins Recipe, Creamed Haddock

Creamed haddock with Mrs Simkins

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Here’s a lovely simple fish dish, handy for Good Friday, which is only a couple of weeks away now. It’s quick to make and...

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Introducing… a favourite herb

0
Inula helenium or elecampane is one of my favourite herbs. I started growing it last year but just got the foliage, huge lance-shaped leaves, but...

Beetroot is packed full of goodness

0
With this recipe we are combining beetroot and lettuce. I have to admit it has taken me years to come round to enjoying beetroot, I’ve...

Time for tea on the Jubilee?

0
As everyone steps up their game for the ultimate tea and cakes for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it’s worth remembering our beloved ‘British beverage’,...