Spring Salads

It’s that time of year when you crave crisp, crunchy salad stuff: anything, really, other than the stodge that’s kept you going through what has been a ridiculously long winter.

The weather here in the UK has spun dizzily from wet, cold, and wintry to (probably deceptively) hot and sunny. It’s hard to keep up but while we bask, however briefly, in glorious sunshine, here are some springtime recipes that involve a minimum of cooking. Put your sunnies on and dig out the garden furniture from the shed ….

Broad Bean and Goat’s Cheese Salad:

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Asparagus and Freekeh Salad:

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Hot and Spicy Steak Salad:

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Chicory, Stilton and Hazelnut Salad:

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Melon Salad:Image of melon salad

Hunter’s Rabbit

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Stephen and a spit-roasted rabbit

It’s nearly Easter and as regular readers will know, I like to make a rabbit recipe round about now. After last year’s laughably scary bunny-shaped terrine, I needed to redeem myself and fortuitously, someone gave me a rabbit the other day.  Continue reading

Lebanese Seven Spice Chicken

Sometimes you come home, look in the fridge and think ‘I just can’t be bothered, let’s get a takeaway’. Or in my case, with no restaurants willing to deliver to the Suffolk outback, settle for beans on toast. Reader, this could be our salvation. Continue reading

Guinea Fowl Lasagne

I can’t pretend this is a quick meal to make, but I can promise it’s worth the effort. Guinea fowl is a delicious meat, with a full flavour like you imagine the very best chicken will have but which it so rarely does. It is robust enough to stand up to the red wine in the ragù recipe here.

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