Mid week pasties

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Stewed steak and vegetable mid week pasties.

Serves 4
Comforting mid week dinner with buttery mash and greens or a great pack lunch and so easy to make.

2 packs of pre rolled puff pastry
2 tins of stewed beef
1 tin of new potatoes
1 tin of carrots
1 tin of peas
1 tin of sweetcorn
All drained
1 egg beaten

Pre heat the oven to 180°c
Grease and line a large baking tray.

Lay one sheet of pastry down on a floured ...

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Steamed salmon parcels

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Steamed salmon on a bed courgette, chilli and broad beans parcels.

Serves 4
Simple, healthy supper.

4 pieces of salmon fillet-skin on
2 courgettes diced
1 red chilli finely chopped
1 tin of broad beans
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tin of baby sweetcorn
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp of rapeseed oil per parcel

Heat the oven to 180°c
Cut some greaseproof paper to 15inches x 10inches and scrunch round all the sides so when you start putting things in that don’t ...

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Wild Garlic season is here!

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Wild Garlic season is upon us! I absolutely love wild garlic, it is so versatile for so many recipes and uses. I also love the fact that I can forage it myself, there is something very satisfying about collecting something for free to cook and use it to it’s best. When you get it home just give a really good wash in cold water.

In my photo I have made a wild garlic bread and a wild garlic, walnut and goats ...

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Homemade Kimchi

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So this is a really easy recipe for homemade kimchi, which I love it has a wonderful spicy and sour flavour to it. You are leaving it to ferment and the longer you leave it the better it gets but it can be eaten within a couple of days.

I used a Chinese cabbage cabbage which I sliced in half length wise and covered in water over night with a cup of salt in, this is a basic brine method.

The next ...

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Gnocci Masterclass

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I recently had a fantastic time doing masterclasses in Great Missenden for Do you Love Food Festivals. We had several running through the day including, chutney making, how to fillet a fish and cook it but by far my favourite was the teenagers class for gnocchi making, they were all fantastic and I gave them plenty to do! Gnocchi from scratch (recipe to follow) and a tomato and mascarpone sauce to accompany there finished dish. It’s so great to get ...

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Halloween Pumpkin Risotto

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Halloween Risotto
Pumpkin Risotto

This easy and tasty recipe is a fantastic way of using up your pumpkin from Halloween.

1 shallot finely chopped
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
Fresh thyme
100ml white wine
1 pumpkin, de-seeded, skinned and diced.
200g of risotto rice
1 litre of vegetable or chicken stock
25 g of parmesan

Method

The diced pumpkin needs to be roasted for ...

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Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair

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The Northern street food scene

Post originally featured on Yorkshire Life website

While British ‘street food’ used to mean burger vans, chippies on wheels or, if you were very lucky, doughnuts or warm chestnuts, today it’s a very different story. A new and increasingly vibrant street food scene is developing in Yorkshire.

Not only are some of the region’s food festivals getting in on the act with dedicated street food areas – as at the Malton Food Lovers’ Festival – ...

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Street Food Revolution

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Street food in Britain is undergoing an amazing transformation and we are thrilled to be part of it. The days of overpriced, overcooked, unidentifiable meat in stale, unappealing buns are numbered.

The British public are demanding innovative, fresh, good value, quality dishes served with style and flair and Artisan Cooks are here to give it to you! We attend a large number of events throughout the country, where we serve a varied range of dishes tailored to the style of individual ...

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