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In The Kitchen

Super spring greens in April’s kitchen

Posted: 12th April 2018

Spring green cannelloni - finished 1

Spring Greens should be fairly high on the list of super foods – trouble is it doesn’t look particularly gorgeous or appealing! It is just starting to come out of the veg plot though and it’s full of antioxidants, iron, minerals and fibre. The dark green leaves are best eaten as young as possible and […]

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Tickled pink in March’s kitchen

Posted: 8th March 2018

Rhubarb frangipane tart - finished

There’s nothing quite like the taste of the first, forced stems of rhubarb and the gorgeous rosy pink colour really brings us a taste of spring  I like to gently roast mine first in a moderate oven with a little orange juice, a sprinkling of sugar and a little diced stem ginger. It only takes […]

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Sweet treats in February’s kitchen

Posted: 13th February 2018

Apple pancakes

Why not have something a bit different for Pancake Day this year – try this German inspired recipe called Apfelpfannkuchen. It’s a creamy oven baked dish made with a batter and apples which I’ve caramelized in the oven first. We’ve still got a few apples left in store from the winter and I’m using a […]

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Winter warmer in January’s kitchen

Posted: 25th January 2018

Winter veg filo pasty

Winter warming filo pasties Martin was on Radio York on Sunday doing the gardening phone in and came back full of talk about the ‘Bake of the Day’ that the presenter, Julia Lewis had given him taste of. It was a Moroccan Filo Pie and seemed to go down very well. I had a look […]

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Christmas cabbage in December’s kitchen!

Posted: 23rd December 2017

Red cabbage

I love the smells of Christmas more than anything else I think – well maybe as much as the tastes! Yesterday I made our braised red cabbage which we always have with our Christmas meal and the smell is just wonderful! The whole house was filled with hints of spices and fruit. It really livens […]

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Jackie from Egglescliffe Gardening Club