Garlic By Alice Spenser-Higgs   How about growing your own super-tasty garlic? Like with tomatoes, home-grown garlic tastes much better that shop-bought garlic, which is generally imported and irradiated. Garlic (Allium sativum) planting time is from mid-February to the end of March, but extends into April for giant garlic. For best results use organically …

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French Onion Soup

  French onion soup   This classic French soup is easy to make and will satisfy hungry tummies.   For the soup 500g onions (about five large onions), peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ teaspoon sugar 750ml beef stock ½ cup red …

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Trio of Carrots

  Trio of carrots   Get the most out of carrots by cooking them in different ways for very different flavours. Then combine the variations for a dish that has texture, sweetness, saltiness and creaminess all in one. Serve as a starter or as a side dish to roasted meat.   Pickled carrots 175g peeled …

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Caesar Salad

  Caesar salad     Butter lettuce is such a wonderful flavourful lettuce to use for this untraditional Caesar recipe. 1 butter lettuce, cut in half250g streaky bacon, grilled until crispy and cut in pieces4 soft-boiled eggs4 slices of baguette, brushed with olive oil and toastedShaved parmesan to serve Dressing1 egg yolk2 anchovies (optional)½ teaspoon …

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Deconstructed Apple Crumble

  Deconstructed apple crumble with butterscotch sauce     Ingredients: 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into eighths 1 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon butterCrumble225g cake flour150g soft brown sugar150g butterButterscotch sauce200g brown sugar250ml cream150g butter Cream to serveSliced, dried apples to serve   Method: Melt the tablespoon of butter in a pan and add the apples …

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