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Burn, baby burn

Burn, baby burn

This month, the Grazer, aka Anna Hedworth of Cook House, Ouseburn, is all fired up about celeriac Celeriac – surely among the oddest-looking of vegetables, like a big knobbly brain and a pain to peel – is having a moment. ...

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Hey, little hen

Hey, little hen

This month, we are mostly obsessing about our beautiful new Sussex hens, courtesy of James Baty at North Acomb Farm, where we first saw them when they were mere chicks. The first sun of the year has also brought about ...

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Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

I’ve just got off the plane following our family trip to Benidorm to find summer is well on its way at last. My scooter is out of its winter hibernation and everything is moving pretty fast as we get into ...

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Coffee-rubbed chuck burgers

Coffee-rubbed chuck burgers

All set for a sizzling summer? Let’s hope so, and to get you in the mood here’s an innovative burger recipe ideal for the barbecue – or indoors in the oven if the above optimism does not materialise! It comes ...

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Feel the burn

Feel the burn

This month, The Grazer is on fire… Sitting around our little pot-bellied stove on a winter lunchtime, chatting with a couple of very talented chefs about a guest chef night at Cook House, one of them suddenly looked at the ...

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Snow days

Snow days

There’s nothing like a snow day when you’re a kid, or when you’re an adult actually, and we’ve had two so far. It’s great to get out with Thomas and enjoy it – though the MINI can’t handle it so ...

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Spring is on the way!

Spring is on the way!

Oh my goodness, we are hanging out for springtime… I walked through Corbridge the other day and the crocuses were psychedelic against the dismal winter colours, the sun was out – the promise of spring and everything turning green is ...

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Mince and sweet potato frittata

Mince and sweet potato frittata

Here’s another recipe from George Payne Butchers in Brunton Park, Gosforth. This 40 minute supper or light lunch with beef mince, sweet potato and peppers cooked in a pan with beaten eggs will feed up to six with a fresh ...

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