Entries tagged chicken stock

July 17th, 2011

Mushroom soup

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This one is for a vegetarian friend, who complained that she couldn’t read my blog because I always post “too much raw pork”. We do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food, but I don’t seem to post it here as often. The various field mushrooms are quite cheap at the market at the […]

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July 12th, 2011

Garlicky gratin

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To have with casserole. I made it a “garlicky” gratin by using a single clove of organic “elephant garlic” (yes, that enormous white lump on the right is one clove) – it has a sweeter and softer flavour than the smaller garlic, and one clove is plenty for a dish like this. Other than the […]

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June 25th, 2011

Beef and mushroom casserole (with extra gravy)

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I felt like making a beef casserole this weekend. I can’t count the number of times and variations on this theme that I’ve cooked in my life, but (if I do say so myself) this one is particularly good. Tip #1 for great casserole: chuck steak. Don’t buy that “super lean diced beef” from the […]

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December 1st, 2010

Bolognese sauce

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I made bolognese sauce today. I’m semi-famous for my bolognese amongst certain friends, which is a little odd because I always seem to make it a different way. I use different a mix of meats (always beef; sometimes pork, veal, or chicken – this time beef, veal and pork), different vegetables (always onion and fresh […]

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November 2nd, 2010

Pumpkin and crouton salad, quinoa and asparagus

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We liked the quinoa from the other night so much that we decided to do it again with some left over chicken stock. Quinoa is really easy to cook and makes a great change from rice or polenta. The salad was some large croutons that I made with some stale bread, roast pumpkin, parsley, sage […]

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November 2nd, 2010

Shepherd’s pie

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This is just a guess, but it would make sense to me that shepherd’s pie contains lamb or mutton no? But I’ve always had it with beef for some reason. Maybe the shepherds don’t want to eat their sheep, so they eat cows instead… Anyway, mine was made with beef and pork (because I could […]

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October 18th, 2010

Chicken and sweet corn soup

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Made using the leftover chicken and stock from last night’s poached chicken.

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October 14th, 2010

Chicken “Tagine”

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I made this a while ago, and wasn’t very happy with it – but then the other night we had the reheated leftovers (which you see here) that had been in the freezer for about a month – the time in the cold (or maybe the reheating process) seemed to improve the flavour quite a […]

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September 22nd, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs

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We saw The Hayloft Project’s re-imagining of Thyestes last week, which was excellent. They managed to take an old Greek tragedy (Greek tragedy being all about dramatic irony), and through some very clever scripting and staging made it even more ironic than the original. I mention it here because it included a very memorable scene involving […]

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