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Christmas Sides

Xmas dinner one of the most important meals of the year and for me coming from ole Blighty, it’s all about tradition as opposed to a BBQ on the beach. I would normally have sprouts and chestnuts but they are…

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Salmon en Croute

We eat a lot of Salmon in our house but it is usually just tossed in olive oil and roasted, pan fried or BBQ d. Then I suddenly remembered one of my old time favourite recipes for Salmon en Croute…

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Tuna Nicoise

I have just got back from our yearly family holiday to Fiji and I got a real taste for one of my favourite pieces of fish –Tuna. Now a beautiful piece of fresh tuna is just beautiful with very little…

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Irish Stew

Well we just had Paddys Day at the Butcher and Brewer and of course I had to make my famous Irish stew which is always popular and I thought Why not share the recipe so you can have a go…

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Hot Toddy

The quintessential tummy warmer perfect for the cold weather. Lots of variations on a theme with this one, but essentially Toddys are a mixture of spirits, sours, sweetness, spices and hot water to bring it all together. This recipe can…

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Spotted Dick

Served with lashings of creamy hot custard, How much more British comfort food can you get? Spotted dick, Jam roly poly and Syrup sponge pudding are all among my favourites as a young child growing up in Liverpool. They were…

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Beef stew and dumplings

Good grief that hurricane Pam certainly turned the weather ,as I am writing this recipe in my little office at the “Butcher” I am not only wearing my coat, but a woolly hat ,scarf and gloves to boot, Brrrr. This…

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The Eponymous Epicurean

Summer has been and gone Me thinks, no not really but it is very up and down. We had an awesome xmas ,My wife Rachel and our 2 kids, Thomas and Charlie went to the Marlborough sounds and lived on…

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