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Braised Lidstones Pork & Cider Sausages with Lentils & Rosemary

Braised Lidstones Pork & Cider Sausages with Lentils & Rosemary

Comfort food is essential at this time of year, and what could be better than braised sausages? This recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and is always devoured in minutes at our kitchen table! I usually serve this dish with crusty sourdough, although occasionally with mashed potatoes if the kids are revenous!

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Rachel’s Pumpkin Soup

Rachel has let us have her delicious recipe for Pumpkin soup, so for those of you that picked your pumpkins last week from the Berryman’s Farm and haven’t yet cooked or carved it, then why not whip this up for a warming lunch ?

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Summer Squash and Corn Chowder

On cooler (or rainy) summer days, a lovely chowder can be just what is needed to warm us up. This recipe is a favourite of mine, combining two of my favourite ingredients; Sweet Corn and Summer Squash. This recipe serves 6 and keeps well in the fridge or can be frozen. For a vegetarian version, simply remove the bacon!

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Beetroot

Nothing beats good Beets!

When it comes to beetroot, I love to simply roast them in honey. If you can hold off devouring them immediately they will store in the fridge for a couple of days and add amazing colour and favour salads.

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Chicken tikka masala Namoh

Spring Onion Chicken Tikka Masala with Namoh Curry Sauce

I love this recipe as it gives a simple way to make delicious chicken tikka, which I add to pitta as a quick weekday meal or a super delicious curry! All I have to do is to remember to marinate the chicken in the wonderful Namoh sauce… #easyaspie #YUM

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Strawberry-pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

At this time of year when strawberries are just divine, pavlova has to be my all time favourite dessert. I usually double the ingredients and the children make small meringues, which can be stored and used for a quick dessert when friends come for tea!

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Frittata

Bacon & Courgette Frittata with Tomato Salsa

This is a great quick and easy recipe that we love as a Sunday morning breakfast. The filling can be changed to whatever you have in the fridge. Another of our favourites are broccoli, sweet potato and bacon! This is also great as a lunch box filler, and can be made the evening before and stored in the fridge and served cold.

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Stir-fry Asian Greens with Chilli & Ginger

The Asian Greens from Spindlebrook Farm are such a great flavour and packed full of vitality.  This simple recipe is Stir-fried Asian Greens with Chilli, Honey & Soy. It can be enjoyed as a side or equally add chicken and noodles and it becomes a wonderful main meal.

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Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto is delicious at this time of year when there is abundance of Wild Garlic in our Hedgerows. The pesto can be used to spice up a soup or Risotto or stuff inside a Chicken Breast and bake in the oven.

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Charcoal Grilled Lamb

Charcoal grilled shoulder of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic & lemon

BBQ season is on it’s way and we think it’s worth firing it up for this wonderful Lamb Shoulder. This recipe is so simple and lets the flavours speak for themselves. The Lamb is from East Prawle and has grown on the salt laden Cliffs which comes through in the dish.

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Baked Crab with Sharpham Rustic – Favis of Salcombe

Made with the best ingredients, this baked Crab dish is a really wonderful starter that would impress even the most discerning dinner guest.

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Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry with “Namoh Curry Sauce”

A great easy recipe that tastes delicious, packed full of veg, a real crowd pleaser!

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Smoked Mackerel with Poached Eggs, Asparagus and Oriental Dressing

The weekends in our house are all about food… Breakfast is one of our favourite meals and this poached eggs and Mackerel always goes down a treat!

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January Juice – a boost of everything wonderful!

Give yourself a bit of a boost this January with a juice jam packed full of vitamins and immunity boosting ingredients. This has now become my morning routine and is a really great way to start the day. Keeping the balance of fruit and veg ensures that you are getting all the good stuff! I remove the turmeric and ginger when making this for the kids…

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turkey

Lindsay’s tips on cooking your Turkey!

The biggest issue in roasting poultry whole is keeping the breast moist whilst getting the legs cooked all the way through… If you’re adept in the kitchen I would recommend whipping the legs off boning them out stuffing them and rolling them in alumini …

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winter slaw

Winter Slaw

We really love this Winter Slaw recipe. The vibrant colours, fresh crunch and sharp barberries in this salad make it highly appealing. Packed with vitamin C and healthy antioxidants, it is just the thing to counter any overindulgence during the party season.

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Beef Bourguignon

Classic Beef Bourguignon

This is a great recipe to warm you on a cold winter evening. Its great to cook in slow cooker or all day in a low oven.

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bruschetta

Salcombe Crab Avocado and Chipotle Bruschetta

In a food processor pulse the brown crabmeat and chipotle sauce together then fold in ½ squeezed lime, 5 chopped cherry tomatoes, spring onion and coriander, season to taste. Slice the sourdough and drizzle with rapeseed oil, sprinkle with salt and gri …

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Scallops

Scallops with Broccoli, Buckwheat and Oriental dressing

Buckwheat is the new Rice in our family at the moment. Its great for anyone that is looking for a gluten free alternative to rice… Even the kids love it 🙂 This recipe is such a quick and easy meal but made totally luxurious with Scallops hand dived from Start Bay… The Mays and Green Oriental dressing finishes the dish beautifully!

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Delicious Grilled Veggies

Grilled veg is so delicious and can be eaten straight away or is equally yummy served cold in a salad the next day. When having a BBQ our new favourite thing is to have a large platter of grilled veg rather than salad… The kids love it, especially the corn on the cob!

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Stir fry chicken, sweet peppers and green beans. Top view

Chicken, red pepper and french bean stir fry

Stir fry is a great mid-week meal that is quick and easy to make. We love using simple ingredients, when they are at their best. Peppers are currently fantastic as are French beans so this is what we used this week! Alternatives could be asparagus, mangetout or snow peas. This recipe is delicious served with noodles or sticky rice.

Recipe Tags: asian, chicken, french beans, green beans, noodles, peppers, stirfry, veg

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pizza

Home Made Pizza

Pizza making can be a fun activity to do with the kids. We love making the dough in the morning and leaving it to prove during the day and then making the pizza for tea. In our house we all like different toppings, so I make a small selection of ingredients and the kids get to work on creating their own pizza.

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Summer Smoothies

At this time of year we love fresh local berries and fruit. Smoothies are a lovely way to enjoy fruit and also a great way to get kids to eat more fruit and veg. I quite often add a handful of spinach to a berry smoothie and the kids don’t but an eyelid!

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Mexican Fish Tacos

Mexican Fish Tacos (By The Greedy Fox)

Many of us dont eat as much fish as we should, fish is such a great source of vitamins and essential oils. We try to swap 1 dish a week for fish and this is the perfect way to do it. Normally we would have chicken breast tacos but now we swap the chicken for fish and what a swap it is!! The only problem is we always want more!!! This is also a fab way of getting kids to eat fish and let them build their own Taco.

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Wild Artichokes

Crab salad with Courchamps sauce – By Jane Baxter (Leon Fast and Free)

Last week we had a wonderful dinner at Wild Artichokes using local ingredients from our fabulous producers. Jane has written 2 of the recipes that we enjoyed on that evening. This crab dish was on of my favourites.

Recipe Tags: asparagus, crab, fennel, rocket, salad, summer

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Orzo Salad Recipe

Hayley’s go to Orzo Salad

Orzo is a type of pasta; it is a light alternative to bigger pasta shells and really yummy. This is a great salad to have at a BBQ hot or cold.  Thank you to Hayley for this lovely recipe. 

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Whole BBQ Chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary

Will all this fabulous weather we’ve been having we decided to have our Sunday roast on the BBQ. The abundance of rosemary we had in the garden came in handy too and the end result was delicious!

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Fish en Papillote

When we have such fresh fish on the doorstep we don’t want to mess with the fantastic flavours. This recipe is simple, the envelop locks in the delicious flavours and all we are doing is adding some wonderful local seasonal veg to the mix… Why not give it a go… cooking fish isn’t as hard as many think!

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greedy fox chicken nuggets

Greedy Fox Chicken Nuggets

Our children love chicken nuggets, and I love being able to make nuggets that are healthy and full of goodness. Knowing that I am using good quality chicken, makes this a great weekday meal and the BBQ spices add a little extra. I like to serve with potato wedges and a simple salad.

Recipe Tags: bbq seasoning, chicken nuggets, free range

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chicken salad

Chicken Salad with spicy Cashew nuts and a yoghurt dressing

This simple Chicken salad, can be made in less than 20 minutes. The chicken can be served hot or cold, I occasionally use left over chicken from a Sunday roast.

Recipe Tags: cashew nuts, chicken, lemon, salad, spicy, yoghurt

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Asparagus, crab and potato

Asparagus, Potato and Crab – By Jane Baxter (LEON, Happy Salad)

Using the freshest local seasonal ingredients, this dish is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Thank you to Jane Baxter of Wild Artichoke for the recipe, which is out of her book LEON Happy Salads.

Recipe Tags: asparagus, crab, lemon, new potatoes, salad

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Shawarma Spiced Lamb

Shawarma Spiced Lamb Leg with Beetroot Sauce

Why not spruce up your Sunday Roast with this Shawarma Spiced Lamb leg recipe. The Spices can also be used on Chicken, Pork or Beef…. Add some spice to your life!

Recipe Tags: beetroot dressing, lamb, onion salad, shawarma, spice, sunday roast, yoghurt

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Lindsay's Crab Fest laksa

Salcombe Crab Laksa

We served this delicious Salcombe Crab Laksa at the Crab Fest on Sunday. It was such a hit that many of you have been asking for the recipe, so here it is. Lindsay’s Crab Fest Laksa.

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rhubarb crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

The Rhubarb season has just begun and we can’t get enough of this wonderful Crumble recipe. Serve with Challon’s Combe thick cream to make it extra special. You could also add apple or pear to rhubarb if your heart desires!

Recipe Tags: custard, rhubarb, spring, thick cream

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Peruvian Style Chicken

This is our take on the Peruvian Style Chicken popular at many Peruvian restaurants, the chicken is spicy, and tender with a wonderful crispy skin. Try tis to spice up your next Roast Chicken!

Recipe Tags: chilli, peruvian chicken, spicy

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Greedy Fox BBQ Ribs

These are amazing, one of those times where you wish the internet had taste-vision as no words we use to describe these will be enough. Now there are two stages to these, you can eat them as dry ribs or we’ve included a recipe for BBQ sauce which really will take them up a notch. We recently served these at a BBQ everyone went silent as soon as they started eating. The best thing about them is that you can do the cooking in the morning or the day before and then all you need to do is pop into the oven for 20 minutes before serving, giving you more time to play host.

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winter salad of broccoli apple and kale

Winter salad of broccoli, apple and kale with lemon and rapeseed oil dressing

This Winter Salad is full of fibre, iron and vitamins. Perfect for a light lunch in the winter months when local kale is in season and will be fresh from field to plate.

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Lamb Kofta

Lamb Kofta and Preserved Lemon Tagine

This is a wonderful way to enjoy lamb. The spices really lift the dish and the preserved lemon gives a lovely zesty flavour. Enjoy this dish with a dollop of Challon’s Combe natural yoghurt and a baguette from The Bake house Salcombe.

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Smokey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Smokey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

This is a wonderful mid week meal, quick and easy to make and can suit all tastes, add more or less of ‘The Devon Chill Farm Smokey Chipotle Sauce’ depending on tastes.

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Crab Linguine I (Favis Recipe)

Crab Linguine with roasted garlic and chilli Pangrattato

This is a lovely Favis of Salcombe recipe that is simple to make yet a real crowd pleaser. Crab and chilli together make a tantalising combination. This is a Pretty Local favourite!

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Bass and Spinach Risotto

Pan fried Bass with Spinach and Bacon Risotto

This is one of our favourite risottos, made extra special with wonderful local Bass. The spinach can be substituted for kale, silver beat, chard or even asparagus depending on the season still achieving the beautiful green colour

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