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Fermentation season

Fermentation season

Anna Hedworth, AKA The Grazer, has gone a little bit mad scientist this month – and the results taste fantastic Gut health isn’t exactly a glamorous subject, but it’s one that has interested me since reading Cooked by Michel Pollen, ...

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New year, new experiences

New year, new experiences

Happy New Year – even though it feels like it was months ago now. We had a great family Christmas with our little boy Thomas, who loved every minute of it. I can’t wait until next year when he’ll be ...

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Fristy frosty!

Fristy frosty!

The whole garden has been cloaked in sparkle dust today. We had to stop picking the kale mid-December as it had stopped regenerating with the lower temperatures and it doesn’t look like picking up anytime soon. The sprouting broccoli started ...

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Smoked haddock and mussel chowder

Smoked haddock and mussel chowder

Smoked haddock and mussel chowder   Print Author: Graham Sharp Ingredients 1kg fresh mussels 100ml white wine 50g unsalted butter 100g smoked bacon 1 large onion, finely chopped 50g plain flour 1 litre full fat milk 3 large potatoes, peeled ...

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Roast lamb with mint sauce

Roast lamb with mint sauce

Easter falls early this year, so with this in mind Newcastle butcher George Payne is serving up a twist on the traditional Sunday roast lamb leg or shoulder joint with a zesty glaze and a classic mint sauce. His recipe is ...

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Christmas cure-all

Christmas cure-all

It’s Christmas, and the Grazer’s mind is turning to beetroot and dill-cured gravlax I love gravlax at Christmas, and although this is a little bit of effort initially, once cured it keeps well in the fridge and keeps on giving throughout ...

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Cold comfort

Cold comfort

It’s so cold we barely want to go out in the garden and pick at the moment. But the bonus is the sunrises and our chef Richard in the Tea Room has been sharing his early morning sunrise and kale ...

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Christmas essentials

Christmas essentials

Christmas is all about family and food, so you need to have a few tricks up your sleeve for the big day, which allow you to cook something which tastes good and doesn’t take all day to do. Here are ...

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Razor clam and squid thermidor

Razor clam and squid thermidor

Razor clam and squid thermidor   Print Author: Graham Sharp Ingredients 2kg razor clams (approx 15 clams) 3 tbsp white wine 200g squid 1 head fennel 1 head celery 2 large onions 1 bulb garlic 4 tbsp English mustard 2 ...

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