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Chef Mike

Mike

Mike

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Tomato & Ginger Chutney

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Preserves

Tomato & Ginger Chutney   Author: Mike Recipe type: Chutney Print   Ideal to eat immediately or to leave to mature, this chutney is tasty yet subtle. Ingredients 300 ml white wine vinegar 300 g Caster Sugar 100 g golden sultanas 1 kg ripe tomatoes washed and roughly chopped 2 ... more

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It’s been too long!

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog

I was reminded today that my site is grossly out of date. In truth, this is partly down to the fact that my camera is never charged when I create, and my previous phone’s camera let me down in dramatic, red-hue style. I now have a new phone with a ... more

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Triple Chocolate Mousse

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Desserts | Tags : ,

This one is for my eldest daughter, who clearly has good, if not calorific, taste. Triple Chocolate Mousse   Author: Mike Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 6-8 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 25 mins Print   Indulgent and rich, a luxurious treat to be enjoyed sparingly, ... more

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A classic Viccy sponge

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Cakes & Pastries

And why not? Sometime when you are wondering what new cake to make, simplicity takes over and you revert to basics! more

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Project Bacon

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Food Writing | Tags : , , , ,

Ok, the time has come. I have started a bacon project. Over the next 10 days I will hopefully create a sweetcure streaky bacon. I started with about a kilo of belly pork. Actually, I started a little before that… So now we have our required pre-requisite beer (in my ... more

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Bringing home the bacon

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Food Writing | Tags : , , , ,

My wife bought some bacon from our local butcher the other day. Do you know what? She said it tasted different to supermarket bacon and also looked different. The odd thing was, she actually meant that the locally cured bacon didn’t taste as good as the pre-packed stuff. This spurred ... more

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Post-Easter break

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog

Picture taken from the Primrose Cottage website

So, Easter is out of the way and we have a week off. We are relaxing again at Primrose Cottage in Dorset. It’s a lovely place in the middle of nowhere and we are here with agendas; Kate is making revisions to her book (the third one, I think) and ... more

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Happy New Year!

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog

Wow, January came round very quickly! I must catch up and put some more recipes online! Christmas was a time of indulgence. A lot of baking and cooking was done, including yule logs, stollen, and of course on the day itself, turkey (cooked for the first time!) and beef. Everything ... more

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It’s that time of year…

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog

So, December approaches. It’s that particular time of year which I don’t talk about, or think about until at least mid-December, but this year it is a little different. We have decided to give out home-made gift baskets to family and close friends. I have just taken delivery of 72, ... more

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Ah, weekends!

By: Mike | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog

Weekends in my house are strange occasions. Due to both parties being on second marriages, each weekend is different. This weekend for example, we have the kids. Next week, we won’t have any kids! At least, that is what has happened until recently. So, the kids in order of age ... more

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