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Kick it!

Kick it!

Are you still on your January health kick, or have you slipped back into surf and turf on the sofa? We offer a helping hand… So, how’s it going? Do you have an early spring in your healthy step, or ...

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Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Indulge yourself in the closing days of winter with our pick of the season’s most comforting dishes Spring onion & celery loaded potato skins Crispy shallot and basil fritters Shallot soup with a goat’s cheese crouton Pasta vongole Slow-cooked brisket of ...

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Master chef

Master chef

Dean Bailey heads into rural Northumberland to talk food with lorry driver, yurt builder and MasterChef semi-finalist Faye Dodwell Yes, you did read that bit above correctly – it says lorry driver, yurt builder and MasterChef semi-finalist. And we can ...

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Simon Hicks, head chef at The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, Northumberland, serves up a warming winter supper menu Game and black pudding faggot Onion and cider soup Roast Thistleyhaugh chicken with three-cornered garlic Baked beets and shallots with almond milk ...

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Let’s get this party started

Let’s get this party started

These sharing recipes will keep visitors fed and leave you time to enjoy their company, minus your pinny! COCKTAIL AND CANAPE YOUR STARTER FOR 10 – Cranberry and goat’s cheese filo parcels COCKTAIL – Cranberry mojito SHARES & A SIDE ...

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Christmas Puds

Christmas Puds

Master baker and king of all things sweet Mark Hart of Sweethart Bakery in Consett shares his favourite festive treats The Hart family’s what’s left pudding Panforte

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My perfect Christmas

My perfect Christmas

Martin Charlton, the man behind The Old Boathouse Food Group, which includes The Old Boat House Amble, Blyth Boathouse, Fish Shack in Amble and La Famiglia in Amble shares his favourite recipes for Christmas Day STARTER North Sea fish platter ...

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Troy Terrington Dobson & Parnell, Newcastle Plan ahead The best bit of advice I can give anyone tackling Christmas lunch at home is to write a plan. There’s nothing worse than being unprepared, so a simple list with timings can ...

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Boozy Fruit

Boozy Fruit

Jane Pikett sets about important Christmas present making Christmas things to make your heart sing – the service of Nine Lessons and Carols, the dog wearing a big red bow tie, and boozy fruit preserved in pretty jars.   What ...

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Christmas Present

Christmas Present

Jane Pikett recommends you save yourself the hassle of Christmas, and pre-make these gifts now. They’ll be perfect when gift-giving time arrives No doubt, Christmas was never meant to be the frenzied assault on John Lewis it has now become ...

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