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Gammon and Pineapple

Gammon and Pineapple is one of those great classic combinations that I almost never eat. Why? Well, it all comes down to the fact that I’m not really a big fan of hot fruit. Fruit should be sweet, juicy and delicious. As soon as you heat it up, it brings out all those tart, astringent […]

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When I was young, trifle was a regular staple party food. First, you would place some tinned fruit in the bottom of a bowl. If this was a fancy trifle, you might also add some dry, cardboardy sponge fingers and drown them in sherry. Next, you’d take a block of concentrated fruit jelly, dissolve it in warm […]

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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

It’s certainly been all about the asparagus lately, but I’m afraid you do have to make the most of it while it’s in season. You may be pleased to hear, though, that this is the last of the Asparagus recipes. Asparagus Soup. It all looked pretty straightforward, and my initial plan was to make this […]

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Carrottes Vichy

Lyonnaise Potatoes, Carrottes Vichy

I made a corned beef for dinner yesterday, and needed some vegetables to go with it, so I looked to see what would be a good match from The Prawn Cocktail Years. Lyonnaise Potatoes and Carrottes Vichy both looked like good candidates. I hadn’t knowingly had either of those before, and they sounded like they’d […]

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