Category: Recipes

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Traditional Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

It’s finished!  My book ‘Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living: The Wisdom and Science of Traditional Foods, Forgotten Skills and Nourishing Recipes’ is finally done!  For almost a year I’ve had my head down, eyes-to-the-screen, fingers a-flying and not least, nursed a stiff neck and aching back working...

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Mineral Broth – A Micronutrient Powerhouse

Mineral broth is a micro-nutrient powerhouse!  This restorative vegetable broth is rich in magnesium, potassium and sodium – important minerals that are significantly depleted in our soils and in consequence, on our plates. This broth is pure goodness, whether on its own, or mixed with gut and connective-tissue healing bone broth...

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Cinnamon & Ginger Stuffed Apples for Pork, Poultry or Game

This lovely blend of flavours (sweet, spicy and slightly sour) pairs beautifully with roast pork, poultry or game and looks amazing on any celebratory table.  When I make traditional applesauce (whether silky smooth or chunky) I favour it slightly tart, to off-set the sweeter roast meats. I tend to use Cox’s apples as...

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Mustard & Maple Glazed Roast Parsnips

This is simple glaze transforms the humble parsnip – or for that matter, any root veg – into a thing of complete deliciousness, more than worthy of a place at any celebratory table.  But actually, I don’t wait for an occasion; I’ll take these as my main carb with… well, just about any meal!...

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Delia’s Crunchy Roast Potatoes with Saffron (or Turmeric!)

Don’t these golden roast potatoes make your mouth water?!  I love Delia’s saffron twist, but if you’re on a budget, it works with a little turmeric too! I find that Desiree or King Edwards make the best roasties.  But whether saffron, turmeric or classically roasted… for the best roast potato experience...

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Vichy (Glazed) Carrots

Vichy carrots are a French classic and this way of cooking carrots is simple, quick and absolutely delicious!   The carrots are cooked with sugar, water, lemon juice and butter until they are just tender and the melted sugar forms a buttery glaze.  Just take a little care to avoid overcooking...