1. Christmas pudding recipe

    Christmas pudding recipe

    16th November 2017

    This recipe, adapted from Constance Spry, makes a pudding with great texture and flavour, including whole almonds and masses of dried fruit. It's the one my mother has always used. Serve with brandy butter or ice-cream.

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  2. Winter beef tagliata recipe

    Winter beef tagliata recipe

    13th November 2017

     Tagliata is one of my favourite winter dishes - a warm beef fillet salad with lots of excellent, peppery winter salad leaves.

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  3. Christmas muffins recipe

    Christmas muffins recipe

    13th November 2017

    Halfway between muffins and scones, deliciously orangey and perfect for breakfast or tea over Christmas.

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  4. Christmas fruit cake recipe

    Christmas fruit cake recipe

    2nd November 2017

    Christmas cake is at its best eaten with a slice of crumbly Lancashire or Stilton cheese. Have it, instead of a pudding, to finish one of your Christmas meals.

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  5. Chatsworth House winter recipes

    Chatsworth House winter recipes

    13th September 2017

    Sarah discovers some inspring recipes for winter: Beetroot bread; Beetroot, apple and ginger chutney; Spiced squash chutney; Rosemary and apple salad dressing.

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  6. Buckwheat pancakes recipe

    Buckwheat pancakes recipe

    30th January 2017

     These buckwheat pancakes are similar to blinis, and full of flavour - perfect with smoked salmon, cucumber and sliced boiled eggs.

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  7. Venison and Coconut Curry

    Venison and Coconut Curry

    10th January 2017

    Lovers of red meat should eat more venison, as it’s a lean and healthy protein. Serve with black or red rice, Jewelled freekeh and/or cauliflower couscous. It’s good topped with a couple of tablespoons of dry-fried unsweetened desiccated coconut.

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  8. Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe

    Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe

    4th January 2017

    This Hungarian recipe is delicious – a great winter warmer, serve it hot with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

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  9. Red Thai curry mussels recipe

    Red Thai curry mussels recipe

    3rd January 2017

    Delicious, spicy and fragrant, mussels, like oysters, are generally thought to be best in the colder months of the year (those with an ‘r’ in them).

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  10. Shallot tatin with leftover cheese recipe

    Shallot tatin with leftover cheese recipe

    3rd January 2017

    The sweetness of the shallots makes this recipe so delicious – perfect for a party, and great for using up leftover cheese.

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  11. Braised chicory recipe

    Braised chicory recipe

    3rd January 2017

    An excellent, quick winter dish - perfect on its own or with pork.

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  12. Mrs Titley’s chocolate and coffee éclairs recipe

    Mrs Titley’s chocolate and coffee éclairs recipe

    12th December 2016

    These éclairs are the best you’ll ever eat. They are ideal for a big family party – make two-thirds chocolate and one-third coffee – over Christmas or New Year.

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  13. Kale, mushroom and lentil pilaf with toasted goat's cheese recipe

    Kale, mushroom and lentil pilaf with toasted goat's cheese recipe

    1st January 2016

    This is hearty, filling winter food. Chestnut mushrooms in particular are good here as they don't collapse on cooking, or you can use whole button mushrooms, oyster, or large flat field mushrooms.

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  14. Roast parsnips rolled in parmesan recipe

    Roast parsnips rolled in parmesan recipe

    6th November 2015

    These are crunchy and sweet, lovely with any meat or stew, to eat with an aperitif, or as a first course dipped into crème fraîche flavoured with dill and/or chilli jam.

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  15. Kale seaweed recipe

    Kale seaweed recipe

    24th February 2015

    One of my favourite snacks for a winter party – a big plate of kale seaweed, with everyone dipping in. Because of the amount of oil in the cooking, a little goes a long way.

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  16. Sarah's Superfoods: Kale recipes

    Sarah's Superfoods: Kale recipes

    30th January 2015

    Try Sarah's delicious kale recipes, including kale crisps, pilaf, curry and salad.

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  17. Blood orange, lemon and pink grapefruit marmalade recipe

    Blood orange, lemon and pink grapefruit marmalade recipe

    1st January 2015

    A wonderful, rich, tart marmalade.

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  18. Mini blinis with smoked salmon or roe recipe

    Mini blinis with smoked salmon or roe recipe

    18th December 2014

    Using buckwheat flour mixed with plain sharpens the flavour. Served warm, these make perfect posh party nibbles.

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  19. Individual Christmas cakes recipe

    Individual Christmas cakes recipe

    11th December 2014

    Christmas cake never seems to get eaten in our house, so I tend to make several small ones rather than a single big one. These are also great for presents and for putting in people's stockings.

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  20. Prosciutto and rocket rolls recipe

    Prosciutto and rocket rolls recipe

    8th December 2014

    If you're having drinks before a lunch party, it's a good idea to make some quick and simple canapés to have at the same time. These I love – a salad in a prosciutto roll.

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  21. Coffee mousse recipe

    Coffee mousse recipe

    6th November 2014

    When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a really intense coffee mousse – a cappuccino in a pudding.

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  22. Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe

    Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe

    25th February 2014

    Delicious with almost any soup or with a big vat of Moules marinière.

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  23. Chicory and blood orange salad recipe

    Chicory and blood orange salad recipe

    13th February 2014

    Putting fruit in a salad may seem a bit retro but this salad looks beautiful and is ideal as a light winter first course.

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  24. Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe

    Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe

    11th February 2014

    You can make this cake anytime, but all citrus fruit is good in the winter and early spring. The courgette adds a brilliant moistness and cuts through the sweetness of this sugary cake.

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  25. Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe

    Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe

    28th January 2014

    The fragrant tastes of cumin and caraway are delicious with squid.

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  26. Ginger biscuits recipe

    Ginger biscuits recipe

    28th January 2014

    Good on their own with a cup of tea, or ideal for smartening up any pudding.

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  27. Asolano cocktail recipe

    Asolano cocktail recipe

    24th October 2013

    This Italian party drink is a delicious combination of Campari and Prosecco – perfect for festive parties with friends.

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  28. Venison casserole with no-suet dumplings recipe

    Venison casserole with no-suet dumplings recipe

    15th March 2013

    Venison casserole is a delicous heart-warming dish, perfect for cold days in winter or rainy days in spring.

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  29. Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe

    Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe

    15th March 2013

     A great winter curry – a beautiful vegetarian dish to enjoy at home.

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  30. Parsnip balls with chilli recipe

    Parsnip balls with chilli recipe

    18th February 2013

    These delicious little parsnip balls are easy to make and are perfect as tapas with tzatziki, or as a lighter alternative to dumplings.

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  31. Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe

    Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe

    4th February 2013

    This delicious soda bread is so quick and easy to make, and has a beautiful texture. Great to share with family and friends.

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  32. Cranberry and juniper jelly recipe

    Cranberry and juniper jelly recipe

    1st February 2013

    This is a delicious accompaniment to any cold meats, or added to stews. And it's so fantastically easy to make!

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  33. Persian jewelled rice recipe

    Persian jewelled rice recipe

    29th January 2013

    This delicious seasonal dish is wonderful as a side to spicy meat and vegetable dishes.

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  34. Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe

    Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe

    21st January 2013

    Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce is a delicious and warming stew, perfect for cold winter nights.

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  35. Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe

    Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe

    21st January 2013

    This is a delicious favourite – light and moist, and very special baked in this Polo-mint shape.

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  36. Wilted winter green salad with pomegranate recipe

    Wilted winter green salad with pomegranate recipe

    21st January 2013

    This wilted winter greens salad is brilliant for providing a hearty but light dinner, using plenty of nutritious leaves.

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  37. Cock-a-leekie recipe

    Cock-a-leekie recipe

    10th January 2013

    This delicious chicken soup is a traditional favourite, and we totally understand why. It's perfect warming winter food, and brilliant if you've got a little bit of a cold.

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  38. Danish glogg recipe

    Danish glogg recipe

    31st October 2012

    Danish glögg is a delicious treat for Bonfire night, or at parties in the run up to Christmas - it's perfect on cold wintry nights.

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  39. Winter greens crostini recipe

    Winter greens crostini recipe

    19th September 2012

    Winter green crostini, or kale bruschetta is a delicious aperitif at a winter dinner party.

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  40. Kale and chickpea curry recipe

    Kale and chickpea curry recipe

    5th September 2012

    This nutritious and very tasty Thai-flavoured curry, is packed full of incredible flavours, and makes a beautiful dinner for the family.

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  41. Celeriac salad with apple, pine nuts and prosciutto recipe

    Celeriac salad with apple, pine nuts and prosciutto recipe

    3rd September 2012

    This take on a classic remoulade, includes celeriac, apples, pine nuts and prosciutto - a delicious European winter salad.

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  42. Slow-roast carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe

    Slow-roast carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe

    31st August 2012

    Slow roasted carrots with delicious flavours are the perfect addition to a Sunday roast.

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  43. Vichy carrots recipe

    Vichy carrots recipe

    31st August 2012

    A delicious side dish served with poultry or game, the perfect colour and flavour for your winter plate.

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  44. Sweet-and-sour marinated cabbage recipe

    Sweet-and-sour marinated cabbage recipe

    30th August 2012

    This is a delicious way to enjoy white or savoy cabbage - pickled and perfect with rich winter food.

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  45. Brussels sprouts salad with an orange and mustard dressing recipe

    Brussels sprouts salad with an orange and mustard dressing recipe

    30th August 2012

     This raw Brussels sprouts salad is full of flavour and a delicious winter treat that is light and satisfying.

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