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Celeriac remoulade

Served with toast and a green salad, this is a lovely choice for a light lunch or starter.

For the best taste, this recipe needs a good quality mayonnaise. Why not try making your own?

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Tidy-up Risotto

Risotto is a regular in our house. It’s quick to make, tasty, hearty comfort food.
With this one I use my usual risotto recipe and add shredded turkey, goose, or ham leftovers and sliced and diced leftover bacon, salami or chorizo. This really is a ‘use-it-up’ dish!

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Squash sage lasagne

This is real comfort food. Perfect for a rainy autumn day. It’s warming and satisfying but freezes well so you can pull it out of the freezer to make a no fuss family supper. Serves four but, with the addition of a salad and some garlic bread, would serve six.

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Easy Puff Pastry

Autumn and the start of winter is a beautiful time of year here in Northumberland.
Cold, clear, crisp mornings with short days and vivid sunsets. It’s still possible to head out on a walk or go for a picnic even if it’s just to the bottom of the garden.
A winter picnic, for me, must have at least three things…a big flask of tea (not coffee because that, to my mind, is for summer picnics of boiled eggs and sandwiches and steamy flasks of coffee. No, it must be tea!) and a piece of fruit cake…but first, a pastry or big homemade sausage roll!
So with that in mind, here’s my easy rough puff pastry recipe. It freezes well and will make savoury or sweet pies and pastries.

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