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How to Cook Globe Artichokes

A variety of edible thistle, the Artichoke is one of the real joys of summer in both flavour and fragrance. Though cultivated in Britain – particularly in the South – the heartland of the Globe Artichoke is the Mediterranean, where…

Wild Garlic Pesto

If you’ve been cycling or walking through forest recently you may have picked up an often quite strong scent of garlic in the air. In season between late winter and spring, wild garlic (also, ramsons or bear’s garlic) grows in…

Red Pepper and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Though much maligned, getting home from work and having little time to cook can often force you into coming up with some delicious meal ideas. Simple and usually relatively frugal, these recipes are among the most satisfying to develop and…

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Calzone

A food of convenience, calzoni are the last word in edible portability. In essence a type of Italian street food, these “bread pasties” have become increasingly popular in the UK and beyond. It’s a rather intriguing – though welcome –…

Kale, Walnut and Lemon Pearl Barley Risotto

Risotto is a dish that adapts well to every season. Depending on what ingredients you use to flavour yours it can be light and delicate (Leek and Pea Risotto), or rich and decadent (Red Pepper and Goats Cheese Risotto). However,…

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