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Monkfish tacos

Monkfish tacos

Simon Walsh, chef/patron at Longsands Fish Kitchen, Tynemouth, works within walking distance of North Shields Fish Quay, where he sources the best of the day’s catch. Longsands, Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4DZ, tel 0191 272 855, www.longsandsfishkitchen.com Monkfish tacos

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The hungry caterpillar

The hungry caterpillar

The kitchen garden is in its element at the moment with beans, kale, chard, beetroot, carrots, lettuce, courgettes, cucumber, tomatoes, herbs and more. Ivan has done an amazing job keeping on top of the considerable watering and weeding – thank ...

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My Great British Menu

My Great British Menu

Now the North East heats of the Great British Menu have been on the telly, I’m dedicating this column to sharing my dishes from the show with you. This year’s show celebrates the NHS and I focused on the personal ...

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Beef Brisket & Brown Ale

Beef Brisket & Brown Ale

Perfect with local Dexter beef, this pot roast recipe from George Payne Butchers in Brunton Park, Gosforth, is ideal for autumn. Recipe courtesy of the national Butchers Q Guild, of which George Payne is a long-standing member. www.georgepaynebutchers.co.uk Beef Brisket ...

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An apple a day…

An apple a day…

This month, the Grazer, aka Anna Hedworth of Cook House, Ouseburn, Newcastle, is using up her apple tree glut in a wonderful apple and cardamom tart. The one thing that always thrives at the allotment are the apple trees; we ...

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Cherry baby

Cherry baby

This month, The Grazer, aka Anna Hedworth of Cook House, Ouseburn, Newcastle, is mostly eating cherries It’s cherry season! I love cherries, being particularly partial to a black cherry ice cream, a maraschino cherry at the bottom of a strong ...

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Rabbit, rabbit…

Rabbit, rabbit…

The birds are doing their best to eat the sprouting kaibroc before us so we are having to take drastic measures in the shape of the return of Harry the hawk. He is handsome, tame and is actually a kite ...

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Roast cod with sauce vierge

Roast cod with sauce vierge

Chef patron Simon Walsh, of Longsands Fish Kitchen, Tynemouth, works within walking distance of North Shields Fish Quay, where he sources the best of the day’s catch for his menus. Longsands, Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4DZ, tel 0191 272 855, ...

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BBQ steak sandwich with pickled vegetables

BBQ steak sandwich with pickled vegetables

Newcastle butcher George Payne, whose award-winning shop at Brunton Park, Gosforth, is one of the best known in the region, brings us another favourite recipe in partnership with the national Butchers Q Guild. George Payne Butchers, Princes Road, Brunton Park, ...

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Summer lovin’

Summer lovin’

Summer is in full swing down in Jesmond at last, and there’s nowhere better to be right now. You may have heard that I’ll be competing for the North East’s spot in the upcoming series of Great British Menu. I’m ...

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