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Foolproof Irish sodabread

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Buttered, it’s the ideal companion to smoked fish, and delicious as a salad accompaniment torn and dunked into extra virgin olive oil and balsalmic vinegar.

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Chocolate crispies

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Half-term and grandchildren activities go hand in hand for many of us - and if you don't mind mess, these chocolate crispies will hit the...

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Spicy fish kebabs

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Deliciously simple and tangy fish-on-a-stick which delivers a bit of a kick - ideal for a Bank Holiday barbecue! ...

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Slow cooked shoulder of lamb with rosemary scented shallots

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Delicious spring favourite that brings out the very best in British lamb.

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Asparagus with vinaigrette and toasted herby breadcrumb

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Treat yourself to some early season British asparagus this Easter weekend with this simple vinaigrette and toasted breadcrumb coated...

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Imam Bayildi – roasted stuffed aubergines

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Imam Bayildi, or 'Imam fainted' is a classic mezze dish of stuffed aubergine bathed in rich olive oil. A perfect dish for summer evenings....

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Stilton and Walnut Pikelets with Watercress & Celery Salad

Food & Drink

Quick and easy pancake recipe that is so simple even a man can do it! And I did!

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Talking crepe

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Deliciously simple recipe for post Pancake Day crepes - for those whose adherence to Lent isn't too rigid....

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Marinated oven baked chicken with roasted shallots and peppers

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A simple marinated chicken recipe that will fit in with your busy schedule....

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Streamline apricot jam and Stilton canapes

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Christmas and New Year are diet disaster zones – but with this festive party recipe you can enjoy all of the taste without the calories

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Christmas: Taking care of veggie guests

Food & Drink

A few tips from the Vegetarian Society on entertaining veggie friends this Christmas....

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Boxing Day treats

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Festive fondue recipes all the family will enjoy....

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Dips & Canapes

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Recipes that can be turned into canapes or used as dips, depending on the occasion.

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Healthy Christmas recipes

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A range of recipes designed for Christmas that are specifically high in certain nutrients....

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Ultimate winter comfort eating: Pumpkin and squash soup

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Halloween pumpkins - what a waste. This seasonal vegetable makes a deliciously hearty winter pumpkin and squash soup....

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Bacon and bean soup

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Sweet vegetables, tangy smokiness of bacon in one seriously hearty and comforting soup.

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Easy salt seared duck breast recipe

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Rich apricot and red currant sauce and vitamin E packed almonds are the perfect partners to this tender seared duck treat....

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Jam and chutney recipes

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Make the most of the late summer harvest with these delicious jams and preserves....

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Prawn, shallot, tenderstem and freekeh salad

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Absolutely delicious summer meal perfect for alfresco dining with friends and a chilled bottle of wine for company.

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Pink Lady apple, gorgonzola and pancetta bruschetta

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Delicious light summer snack with sweet apple complementing tangy gorgonzola and the rich smokey tones of the pancetta....

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Delightful caramelised shallot tart with goats’ cheese & shallot butter sauce

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Delicious, light summer tart which makes a substantial vegetarian main course. It's luscious and tasty and everyone will love it....

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Delicious chicken and apricot tagine

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Tangy chicken and apricot tagine bringing together the best of Middle Eastern cuisine in one pot!

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Delicious venison burger BBQ recipe

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Forget the BigMac and the Whopper, this venison treat is the real Burger King....

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Sun dried tomato & spinach ravioli

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A simple yet delicious ravioli recipe that is as fun to make as it is enjoyable to eat. ...

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Herb-crusted barbecue chicken

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Quick and easy herb-crusted chicken – perfect for a weekend barbecue.

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Tenderstem broccoli, potato, ham and cheddar frittata

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A quick, simple and very child-friendly dish...

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Roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote

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For the perfect Easter Roast, try this recipe for roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote....

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Wines for Easter

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50connect expert Nick Gough recommends some wines for Easter weekend that perfectly complement roast lamb.

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Five great vegetable side dishes

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Health conscious vegetable side dishes to delight your taste buds and your New Year diet plans. ...

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Seasonal vegetables

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Sprouts and Parsnips ... you either love them or hate them and they are an integral part of Christmas. Here are two recipes that will win...

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Pomegranate cocktails

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Super food pomegranate in cocktails? Why not add an extra dash of colour and exotic flavour to the Christmas party season?

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Baking: hearty steak, shallot and mushroom pie

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This twist on steak pie - the comfort food classic - uses soft sweet shallots and mushrooms to chase away the winter chill. ...

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Reliable wine for every day drinking

Food & Drink

50connect wine expert Nick Gough looks at the improvement in UK wine production and why we are creatures of habit when choosing our plonk....

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Winter warmer: Sweet potato soup

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Deliciously thick and deeply satisfying, this flavoursome sweet potato and orange soup is the perfect defence against those chilly days and winter nights.

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Apple strudel for dummies

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Enjoy all the pleasure of baking apple strudel without any of the pain of making the pastry....

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Merguez sausage with Puy lentils

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A simple, delicious twist on a French classic with the attractive health benefits of lentils...

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Pink Lady apple and toffee ripple ice cream with crumble sprinkles

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Deliciously simple dessert recipe featuring Pink Lady apples

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Decadent devilled scallops with bacon

Recipes, Food & Drink

Devilled scallops are great at great summer food, ideal for alfresco eating on warm evenings. Here are a couple of quick recipes that...

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Sweet Eve strawberry, ricotta, lemon and cream tart

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Sweet juicy and plump - strawberries are a quintessentially British summer fruit. Try this delicious and simple tart recipe. ...

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Urban Rajah recipes

Food & Drink

Treat your taste buds to Channa Masala, Guddu’s Chicken and Stolen Chicken, with these simple recipes from the Urban Rajah.

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Sweet Potato Sorbet

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Summer fruit sorbet, raspberry sorbet, I've even had a jasmine tea sorbet. So I couldn't wait to try this unusual recipe using sweet...

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Prawns with chopped garlic and Iberico Ham

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Jose Pizarro prepares classic Spanish tapas - Prawns with chopped garlic and Iberian Ham...

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Crush cocktails

Food & Drink

Sunny days means more time in the garden with friends and what could be better than a few cocktails to enjoy?

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Urban Rajah reveals the spice of life

Recipes

Ivor Peters, food writer, cook and traveller shares his love affair with curry through these sumptuous family recipes....

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Barbecue bliss

Food & Drink

Summer has arrived and so too has barbecue season so relax with friends with this selection of summer wines...

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Basics of cooking fresh fish

Food & Drink

Including fish in your diet can be good for your health and add delicious variety to your meals

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Moroccan chick pea & lentil soup

Recipes

Tangy, healthy, hearty soup that will chase away winter's chill....

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Flipping tasty pancake recipes

Food & Drink

Looking for recipes to inspire your family when it comes to Pancake Day? Read on for a selection of dishes to suit any palate....

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7 super sausage recipes

Recipes

The British banger is a real winter warmer – but did you know the sausage originates from Iraq?

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How to make the perfect gravy

Recipes

Dean Edwards shows how to make a delicious, rich brandy gravy for roast chicken...

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Vegetable moussaka

Recipes

To mark Vegetarian Awareness Month, 50connect dips into Food & Drink with a divine meat-free vegetable moussaka...

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Bulots mayonnaise

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Bulots, Whelks, escargot de Bruxelles whatever name you know it by, the humble sea snail is an under-rated bit of seafood gold.

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Wine of the month: Golden-Valley-Grasevina

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Pieter Rosenthal sings the praises of the delicious fresh, fruity Croatian Grasevina....

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Eating with diabetes: Counting ”net” carbs

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What are "Net" Carbs? How do they affect blood sugar?...

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Easy ways to cut your sodium intake

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Lower your disease risk by reducing your salt intake

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Video: Soft boiled bantam egg with creamed leeks and Arbroath smokies

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Mark Hix uses Arbroath smokies to create a delicious and simple dish that puts other types of smoked haddock to shame....

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Petit Verdot – wine of the month

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Pieter Rosenthal laments that Spring has not quite sprung with a consoling bottle of hearty, full-blooded Barossa valley, Petit Verdot....

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Honey glaze orange flavoured pork steak

Recipes

Home-cooked ‘Chinese takeaway’ recipes that are both delicious and easy to cook.

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Roast lamb with mint sauce

Recipes

Serve up the perfect Sunday roast with our fool-proof recipe for roast lamb....

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Seasonal vegetables: What to eat in March

Food & Drink

Virginia Webb champions the delicious spring vegetables that should be on your table in March....

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One pot cooking – stews and casseroles

Recipes

Warm up during the colder months with a variety of delicious winter warmer recipes.

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Orecchiette alla Barese

Food & Drink

Virginia Webb's tasty and simple recipe, which has a little southern heat in it, making it perfect for a cold wintry day....

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Chinese New Year feast

Food & Drink

Richard Lam, 50connect's very own king of shopping and the culinary arts offers a feast of dishes for Chinese New Year....

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Mulled wine recipe

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Delicious, festive mulled wine recipe full of spices and the season’s cheer.

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Festive tipples

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Mulled wine, Egg Nog, Bloody Mary and other festive favourites. If you are planning a party or gathering for friends or family over...

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Delicious moules a la creme

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Simple seafood recipe that feeds five in 20minutes....

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Comforting lasagne with chestnuts and peppers

Food & Drink

Rejuvenate your love of pasta dishes with this vegetarian lasagne with chestnuts and peppers.

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Asparagus fettuccine

Recipes

British asparagus is coming into season and there are lots of ways to introduce it into your diet....

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Great British asparagus

Food & Drink

Make the most of the asparagus season with two fabulous recipes, guaranteed to leave you pining for more....

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Asparagus: A Rite of Spring

Food & Drink

Nothing says spring like a plate of asparagus. You don’t need to eat salad every day but a plant-based diet can help prevent obesity and chronic diseases.

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