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Green Pea Hummus Dip

This recipe for green pea hummus dip serves 6 and comes from the Yes Peas! Recipe Book. Ingredients: 500g frozen peas 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tbsp light tahini paste Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred) 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp olive oil Chilli powder Sea salt and black pepper Method: Just cover the peas in a pan of boiling water and
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April Vegetable Soup

This is a recipe for vegetable soup using vegetables available in April. Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil Good stock 1 large chopped onion 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. turmeric 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram A dash of cinnamon A dash of nutmeg A dash of cayenne 1 large carrot, sliced 1 handful of fresh, chopped parsley 1 15
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How to Cook Spinach with Pine Nuts

This recipe tells you how to cook spinach with pine nuts. It only takes 10 minutes and serves 8 people. Method: toast 4 tablespoons pine nuts in a dry frying pan until golden brown toss the pine nuts in 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, & tip on a cold plate wash 600g of spinach tip the spinach into a large pan with a pinch of
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Champ – an Irish Potato Recipe

Champ is an Irish recipe of mashed potatoes with butter and spring onions (scallions if you are in Ireland!) Ingredients: 4 pounds (1.8kg) potatoes 1/2 pint (300ml) milk 1 cup (225g) chopped spring onions 1/2 cup (110g) butter Salt and black pepper Method: Cook peeled potatoes in boiling water. Simmer milk and spring onions together for five minutes. Strain and mash potatoes, but keep
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Celeriac and Apple Mash Recipe

We had this celeriac and apple mash during a conference at Chatsworth House. It went well with the beef cobbler – and would be the perfect accompaniment for game. Ingredients for apple and celeriac mash: 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1 small celeriac – about 500g, peeled and cut into chunks knob of butter Caster sugar to taste Freshly ground black pepper Method: Add the
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Leek Soup Recipe

We have an abundance of leeks in the vegetable garden, so this leek soup recipe is being much enjoyed! Ingredients 2 leeks – washed & sliced (about 10oz) 2 potatoes – peeled & sliced (about 10oz) 3 rashers lean & chopped bacon (about 5oz) 1 pint stock 1/2 pint milk freshly ground pepper Method: gently cook the bacon, leeks and potatoes until the leeks
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Sprout Supper

Here is a recipe using Brussels sprouts which is ideal for a winter lunch or supper. Ingredients for 2 people: 14 cleaned Brussels sprouts medium onion peeled & chopped 4 rashers of bacon chopped rapeseed oil for frying black pepper Method: place the sprouts in boiling water & par-boil until just crunchy (about 8 minutes) drain the sprouts as the sprouts are cooking, fry
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Which wildlife should you encourage to live in your garden?

#sponsored  Which wildlife should you encourage to live in your garden? Although you may be tempted to keep your garden free from creepy crawlies and straying creatures, there are some animals that you should encourage to visit your back yard. From bees, which are important pollinators of various plants and fruiting trees, to ladybirds, which feast on aphids. Together with Dobies, retailers of flowering
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