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Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Walnut Salad

This salad will satisfy your hunger while introducing a whole new world of taste possibilities. The goat’s cheese mixes well with the beetroot and the walnuts add some great texture to the meal. It is something that you could eat for lunch, serve as a side dish at a dinner party, or simply eat as [...]

Bakewell Tart

Serve warm with single cream as a dessert or cold at tea time. 1 quantity shortcrust pastry 100 g/4 oz soft margarine or butter 100 g/4 oz light brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten few drops almond essence 25 g/1 oz plain wholemeal flour 50 g/2 oz ground almonds 3 x 15 ml spoons/3 tbsp raspberry [...]

Honey and Lemon Cake

200 ml/7 fl oz clear honey 25 oz butter or margarine 175 g/7 oz wholemeal self-raising flour pinch salt 1 x5 ml spoon/1 tsp mixed spice grated rind of 1 large lemon juice of 11/2 lemons I egg, beaten 50 g/2 oz light brown sugar Methods: Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ gas 4. Grease and [...]

French Beans in Creamy Mustard Sauce

450 g/1 lb French beans, trimmed 4 X 15 ml spoons/4 tbsp mayonnaise 3 x 15 ml spoons/3 tbsp milk or natural yoghurt 1 x 5 ml spoon/1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 X 5 ml spoon/1 tsp tarragon Methods: Cook the beans in slightly salted water until tender, drain. Meanwhile, mix together the sauce ingredients [...]

Sesame Carrots with Chives

450 g/1 lb small carrots 50 g12 oz butter 2 X 15 ml spoons/2 tbsp sesame seeds 1 X 15 ml spoon/1 tbsp snipped fresh chives salt and freshly ground black pepper Methods: Leave tiny carrots whole, slice larger ones in half lengthwise. Boil in slightly salted water until just tender, drain. Cook carrots or [...]

Red Cabbage with Apple and Walnuts

625 g/11/2 lb red cabbage, shredded 2 large cooking apples, peeled cored and chopped 1 large onion, sliced 50 g12 oz walnut pieces 50 gl2 oz raisins 1 x 15 ml spoon/1 tbsp brown sugar 1 x 5 ml spoon/1 tsp salt 3 x 15 ml spoons/3 tbsp red wine vinegar 2.5 ml/11/2 tsp dry [...]

Grated Courgettes in Orange

3 courgettes trimmed juice and rind of 1/2 orange 25 g/1 oz butter salt and freshly ground black Pepper Methods: Coarsely grate the courgettes into a bowl with a steel grater. Add the orange rind and juice and leave for at least one hour. Heat the butter in a wok or frying-pan and add the [...]

Okra with Tomatoes

450 g/ 1 lb okra 2 x 15 ml spoons/2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 400 g/1 lb can chopped tomatoes salt and freshly ground black pepper juice 1 lemon Methods: Wash the okra and wipe off any hair using absorbent paper. Carefully trim off the stems, but do [...]

Crispy Onion Rings

4 large onions cut into slices 75 ml/3 fl oz milk 50 g/2 oz plain wholemeal flour salt and freshly ground black pepper oil for deep frying paprika Methods: Separate the onion slices into rings. Place the flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dip the onion rings into the milk, then [...]

Stuffed Spanish Onions

4 Spanish onions 2 mushrooms 1 large tomato, skinned 100 g/4 oz breadcrumbs 1 x 5 ml spoon/1 tsp mixed herbs salt and freshly ground black pepper 25 g/1 oz Cheddar cheese Methods: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ gas 6. 2. Trim the roots from the onions and peel off the other skin. Add [...]