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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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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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