Vegetarian Pasty

A recipe by Ian Dixon

It’s very similar in style to a Cornish Pasty yet Cornish people would probably take issue over me describing this recipe as such. I will stick to describing it as a pasty in the Cornish style. The recipe for this vegetarian pasty uses butternut squash for the filling because that…

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Beef Stew and Dumplings

A recipe by Ian Dixon

Though often seen as a winter warmer, Beef Stew can be enjoyed all year round. Turn it into Beef Stew and Dumplings to make for a more than filling meal. Make as Beef Casserole in the oven instead and get crispy-topped dumplings. Vary the herbs for a more experimental flavour.…

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Ham and Eggs

A recipe by Ian Dixon

Ham and Eggs is a very traditional British dish that can be served in many ways. This recipe is open to experimentation because the type of ham that is used will influence the taste experience. Should I use smoked ham or unsmoked? Crumbed? Check out the varieties available in your…

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Curried Salami and Brussels Pizza

I like my food to be different so having a dinner of a Curried Salami and Brussels Pizza was definitely an unusual choice. You may be surprised at how it comes out though despite the strangeness. Lazy with Pizza I will freely admit to being lazy when it comes to…

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Sweet and Sour Cocktail Sticks

Way back in the 1960s and 70s, a version of these Sweet and Sour Cocktail Sticks was a regular feature for any child’s birthday party food. This version adapts my childhood treat with ingredients that are more widely available now. The tanginess of the feta cheese, the sweetness of the…

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