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    Rustic Apricot Tart

    Leave it to the lady with the tree to have some great recipes for apricots. My neighbor Pat (the one whose tree is raining apricots this week) suggested cooking an apricot pie on the grill and passed along a recipe.…

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    Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

    Stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s repertoire. They’re easy to make, they’re great for parties, and the variations are endless. Just regular button mushrooms, or the brown creminis, are perfect for stuffing. You can get as creative as…

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    Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

    Have canned artichokes, mayonnaise, and Parm? That’s all you need for this quick and easy artichoke dip. Add some salt and pepper if you want. Ingredients 2 14-ounce cans of artichokes, drained (water-packed, not oil!) 8-ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated…

  • Parsnip croquettes

    Parsnip croquettes

    350g parsnips, peeled and left whole Parsnip par-snip The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks just… 2 tsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used…

  • Minted melon, tomato & prosciutto salad

    Minted melon, tomato & prosciutto salad

    about 500g different-coloured heirloom tomatoes, chopped into large chunks (smaller ones left whole or halved) 1 Charentais melon, segmented and cut into chunks roughly the same size as the tomatoes 12 slices prosciutto – the best you can afford Prosciutto…

  • Nettle spanakopita Barney Desmazery

    Nettle spanakopita

    150g nettle leaves 100g butter, 25g solid, 75g melted Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… 200g feta, crumbled Feta feh-tah A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient…

  • Ploughman’s scones Cassie Best

    Ploughman’s scones

    juice ½ lemon Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits… 1 small eating apple (a Braeburn is nice) Apple ap-pel Grown in temperate regions, apples are one…

  • Gnocchi with mushrooms & blue cheese Katy Greenwood

    Gnocchi with mushrooms & blue cheese Katy Greenwood

    2 x 400g packs fresh gnocchi Gnocchi noh-kee An Italian dumpling made with semolina, flour, potatoes or ricotta and spinach cooked and eaten… 1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil…