Tablet: a deliciously sticky mess

Tablet is a Scottish sweet. In keeping with their national tradition, you can feel it clogging your arteries and eat at your teeth but man does it taste good!...

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Auntie Dote’s Spanish Captain Chicken

Every now and then someone on Twitter is good enough to take the time to write a recipe for us and I happily host them on the blog. This...

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Conor’s Italian Meatballs

So my pal, the mighty Conor Farrell was live tweeting this recipe last night (you will find him at @conorsthoughts) and I thought you guys might enjoy it so...

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Squash and basil soup

A real winter warmer, this one! Ingredients: 1 squash, 2 onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 50 g of red lentils, 1 chilli, ginger (fresh if you have it), turmeric...

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Endives au jambon gratinées

The ultimate comfort food when it’s miserable outside. My granny used to make this for me as a treat on Wednesday afternoons. It’s a simple chicory and ham gratin....

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Lamb and haricot beans stew

One of my favourite winter dishes. Simple, filling and very cheap. Ingredients: 500 g of dry haricots beans, 1 kg of lamb (get your butcher to prepare and cut...

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Boeuf Bourguignon

It’s winter, it’s getting cold and it’s time for a stew. This recipe has been handed down in my family for at least 4 generations. What’s your favourite stew?...

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