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Pearl Barley, Smoked Cheddar and Walnut Salad

This is a lovely recipe I have adapted a little, to include crispy Kale. It is a lovely warm, seasonal salad, very filling and hearty. The original recipe is in The Salad Bowl - Nicola Graimes. This is a wonderful, warm salad, perfect for cosy autumn evenings, walnut and smoked cheeses, is just the tastiest… Continue reading Pearl Barley, Smoked Cheddar and Walnut Salad

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All Hallows Eve ‘Soul Cakes’

Halloween (All Souls/All Hallows) is derived from the ancient Celtic festival called “Samhain” or “Feast of the Dead”. It has traditionally been celebrated with bonfires, especially on high ground, in order to light the soul’s way to heaven. Many cultures have their own version of a similar festival at this time of year, and isn't… Continue reading All Hallows Eve ‘Soul Cakes’

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Garden Glut Tomato and Courgette Bruschetta

I try to grow tomatoes every year, usually I have very limited success if I'm honest, which is a real shame, because you can't beat a fresh home grown tomato (except maybe by a fresh, homegrown cucumber?). This year, however, I had 3-4 tomato plants self seed themselves into my veg patch, I must have… Continue reading Garden Glut Tomato and Courgette Bruschetta