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Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

With Peace & Loaf’s Dave Coulson We’re already well into spring with the latest menu proving really popular. The restaurant is busy and I’m pretty tired, which is always a good sign. We’re tweaking the menu every day at the ...

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Star turn

Star turn

She’s been on telly with Michel Roux Jnr, helped to raise £30k for charity, and found time to rustle up a fab rhubarb cake. Here’s a snapshot of life for The Grazer, aka Anna Hedworth It’s been a very busy ...

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Purple reign

Purple reign

With Vallum’s Vicky Moffitt The purple-sprouting broccoli at Vallum is insane. It’s like being in a virtual reality world down here in the garden, and it’s been a bumper crop this year. The colours are amazing and we can’t do enough ...

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Spring lamb stew

Spring lamb stew

Spring lamb stew   Print Author: George Payne Serves: 6 Ingredients 1kg lean boneless lamb shoulder, cut into cubes 2 bay leaves 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 onion, peeled and cut into quarters 1 leek, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, ...

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Soy and ginger steamed cockles and mussels

Soy and ginger steamed cockles and mussels

Soy and ginger steamed cockles and mussels   Print Author: Simon Walsh Serves: 4 Ingredients 50g fresh ginger 1 stick lemongrass 1 shallot 1 small red chilli 500g fresh cockles 500g live Shetland mussels 1 tbsp olive oil 50ml soy ...

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Taste of the sea

Taste of the sea

Anna Hedworth, aka The Grazer, has been on her travels. Her reward? Shetland scallops smoked over seaweed right there on the beach The little grey fish van pulled up just as we were about to give up. We had seen ...

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Where has winter gone?

Where has winter gone?

My goodness – what is going on? Alicante beach was white with snow while the first shoots of 2017 were showing in Northumberland according to our foraging chef Jonny. When we caught up about menus he was blitzing said shoots ...

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Pork and leek sausage Bourguignon

Pork and leek sausage Bourguignon

Pork and leek sausage Bourguignon   Print Serves: 4 Ingredients 500ml strong red wine 1 spring thyme 1 bay leaf 2 tsp sugar 2 tbsp butter 12 button onions, peeled 1 tbsp plain flour 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500ml beef stock ...

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North Shields Fish Pie

North Shields Fish Pie

North Shields Fish Pie   Print Serves: 4 Ingredients 250g cod fillet cut into 25g pieces 200g salmon fillet cut into 25g pieces 200g smoked haddock, diced 4 large scallops, halved 20 cooked mussels 4 langoustine tails 20g shrimps 2 tbsp ...

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Play the game

Play the game

Anna Hedworth, aka The Grazer, presents a festive dish of juniper and wood-smoked potted pheasant. How nice! During the game season, I tend to be given a lot of pheasant. There is sometimes duck, more rarely a partridge or a ...

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