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Carrot and coriander soup recipe

Carrot and coriander soup recipe

Carrot and coriander soup makes for a great light meal throughout spring and summer, but with the option of bulking it out with a potato or two in our recipe it can easily work well as a winter warmer in the chillier months of the year. We’ve also built in a couple of other variables(…)

Trout with a creamy leek and white wine sauce recipe

Trout with a creamy leek and white wine sauce recipe

We often get a weekly box of veg delivered to support local farms and to get a good hit of veg and one of the items we’ve added to the regulars pile has been a weekly supply of fresh trout. Luckily, as well as being an incredibly tasty fish all by itself, it’s also pretty(…)

Broccoli and blue cheese soup

Broccoli and blue cheese soup

Broccoli and blue cheese soup is a bit of a classic and with such an easy recipe to follow that pretty much cooks itself, it’s a good one to put together if your looking for a light meal with some crusty granary. It can be stored in the fridge for a few days after cooking,(…)

Chicken and champagne risotto

Chicken and champagne risotto

If you’re looking for an amazing recipe to impress with or for a special dinner, you can’t go too far wrong with our chicken and champagne risotto, which is literally seeped in great flavour to create an instant impact in that first mouthful. As with all risotto recipes, you will inevitably need to work a(…)

Salmon and feta cheese filo pastry pie recipe

Salmon and feta cheese filo pastry pie recipe

Filo pastry might seem like an initially scary concept to work with, but it’s actually a lot easier to work with than you might think, which is one of the reasons our salmon and feta cheese filo pastry pie recipe is so brilliant. We don’t massively recommend making your own filo pastry, as you’ll be(…)

Celeriac soup

Celeriac soup

Celeriac isn’t exactly a widely used vegetable, but it’s one that you can whip out to add a bit of variety to your cooking, whether you add chunks of it to a roasting tray, grate it in a salad or slice it thinly to crisp up a stir fry. However, one of our favourite ways(…)

Squasage risotto recipe

Squasage risotto recipe

While there are more than a few simple risotto recipes you can follow for a quick Italian feast, we’ve been steering more towards the ostentatious side of the spectrum and this

Spicy butternut squash soup

Spicy butternut squash soup

As winter starts to Chip away at the milder weather we’ve been having recently it’s about time we started to create a few decent hearty vegetables soups to warm the cockles of your poetic souls. First on the list is a smooth as silk spicy butternut squash soup that takes a lot of inspiration from(…)

The Angel, Sam Smith’s pub

The Angel, Sam Smith’s pub

The Angel Sam Smith pub in between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road is one of the most beautiful old world pubs in London. It’s got a stunning dark oak and black marble front, very cool original decor inside and one of the best little-known beer gardens for miles around, but what makes The Angel such(…)

Chicken, fennel and lemon risotto recipe

Chicken, fennel and lemon risotto recipe

This is one of the finest risotto dishes we’ve ever created. The lemon and thyme combine brilliantly with the fennel and golden brown chicken to create a stunning dish that’ll impress easily without being too taxing in terms of preparation time. It should take around 30-35 minute overall to finish the chicken, fennel and lemon(…)

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