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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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Watch the birdie

Watch the birdie

We have been completely frosted over here today. It was -1C when I came in on the bread shift at 4.45am and when the sun rose it felt so Christmassy!   My friend and guru for all things game – ...

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Glazed smoked haddock omelette with Northumberland cheese

Glazed smoked haddock omelette with Northumberland cheese

Glazed smoked haddock omelette with Northumberland cheese   Print Author: Simon Walsh Ingredients 600ml whole milk 600g natural smoked haddock (boneless) 60g unsalted butter 40g plain flour 10 medium eggs 180g Original Northumberland Cheese, grated 3 tbsp chopped fresh chives ...

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Slow-roast shoulder of pork

Slow-roast shoulder of pork

Slow-roast shoulder of pork   Print With something that little bit different in mind this Christmas, perhaps to supplement the traditional roast turkey, try this slow-roast shoulder of pork for a no-fuss meal ideal for entertaining. It will satisfy friends ...

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Veggie bakes

Veggie bakes

Today I made bread. I’m in training with young Phil the baker here at Vallum Bakery, which brings with it the dubious advantage of being up with the lark – and today’s sunrise was spectacular! We make six varieties of bread ...

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