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green vegetables planted

The leanest time of year in the vegetable garden is not the depths of winter but now, in early spring. Stored produce is dwindling, past its best or has run out altogether. The same is true for crops that overwinter such as parsnips, leeks and kale. Thank goodness for sprouting broccoli, which is just starting Read the full article…

easter chocolate eggs cracked in silver foil

Easter eggs have lined supermarket shelves for weeks now and we’re thinking about the long weekend break behind us – a great time for family, friends, a big lamb roast and our favourite Easter chocolate treat. I’ve never thought too much about the Easter eggs I buy for others – I tend to decide on Read the full article…

bean plants being planted

Famously, the default conversational setting of the British is discussion of the weather. Personally, I think the topic’s fascinating – our weather is endlessly changeable and surprising – but I suspect the national obsession may have more to do with inherent social awkwardness. In our defence, however, it must be said that we are also Read the full article…

lasagne cooked in a dish with a cut piece

By Ren Behan The best lasagne I ever ate was in the foothills of the northern Italian mountains of Emilia-Romagna in Italy. My sister’s mother-in-law, Carmela, had made it. I remember the paper-thin handmade pasta, layered up with a flavourful slow-cooked ragù of pork and beef, a light, white sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese grated over Read the full article…

lamb recipe with roasted veg on the side and herbs on top

Easter is a time to celebrate food, enjoy the company of family and friends and make the most of a long weekend, so we’ve put together a batch of Jamie’s recipes to see you through the festivities. There’s everything you need for any eventuality including biscuits, cakes, stews – and of course the roast lamb. Read the full article…

pork meat wrapped in paper packages

So I was the lucky one this week, a big bag of beautiful sausages, all new recipes from Jamie’s Barbecoa butchers, based in New Change St Paul’s, London. But with such a bountiful array of bangers, what was I going to serve them with, all of them being from different corners of the sausage spectrum? I had Read the full article…