pork belly – chinese style

Quick dinners don’t need to be boring and repetitive. I’m always looking for something new to try, with great flavour that the entire family will eat. After a hectic day I don’t want to be stood in a kitchen for an age to get that meal on the table. This dish was perfect after a cold day…

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pork wrapped in bacon with sage

Michelle and I were talking about food for a change and she mentioned that she had a really healthy sage plant growing in an old whisky barrel. I think sage and I immediately think pork, the two work so well together. This brought to mind a really quick, but impressive dish that I often make…

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tourtiere, an Acadian twist on Christmas

I’ve included two recipes in today’s post which have been long standing traditions for my family at Christmas time. Every Christmas Eve my Mum would make an Acadian Tourtiere (or meat pie as we like to call it), a lightly spiced and herbed pork pie, wrapped up in a crisp pastry crust. It was tradition in our…

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pork & chorizo burgers, holding on to summer

The weather up in the North East is getting cooler, we’re not in Autumn yet, but colder weather is defiantely on the way. So in a last ditch attempt to hold onto Summer we thought we’d treat you to some late Summer barbequeing. The smokey warmth of the paprika with the sweetness of the pork…

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summer picnic roll for National Picnic Week

I first came across a recipe similar to this in a magazine many years ago. As a Canadian it was something entirely new to me and since then I’ve made it many times, adapting it as I’ve gone along. As a child growing up on the East Coast of Canada picnics usually comprised peanut butter…

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