Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

I’ve never really got the whole chocaholic thing – I like the stuff but I don’t actively seek it out and if I had to forego it forever it really wouldn’t bother me much.

Ask me to give up bread and cheese, however, and you’d have a fight on your hands. Continue reading

Moroccan-spiced Meatballs

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This is a good way of using up cold beef left over from the Sunday joint if, like me, your eyes are bigger than your tummy and you ordered half a cow.

We had a three rib roast from the excellent Cratfield Beef and fed five people (with seconds), had it cold next day, made a stir fry with broccoli (check out the original recipe at One Man’s Meat) and still had enough left to make meatballs for six or seven people. That’s what I call value for money.

This works equally well with leftover lamb. If you want to make the meatballs from scratch, use good quality beef or lamb mince. Continue reading

Made To Make Your Eyes Water

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Everybody’s writing Christmas recipes, which is lovely, but I really don’t think the world needs another step-by-step account of how to roast a turkey.

If, however, you want to spice up the leftovers come Boxing Day, here are some recipes which should light a fire under your family, in the nicest possible way. Continue reading