mustard – wholegrain

Brandy and Coke glazed gammon for a South African Christmas feast

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Long before Buzzfeed or Mashable saw the light of day, I was a fan of lists.  As far back as the early 1980s, some of my brother’s and my most treasured possessions were the two volumes of the wonderful Book of Lists. The lists ranged from the banal (the world’s 5 tallest mountains) to the positively […]

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Roasted beetroot, rocket and feta salad with mustard lemon dressing

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  Which of the following apply to you? Please tick as many as you like. Are you… having trouble focusing your attention for more than a few seconds finding yourself tuning out in the middle of a conversation likely to have many projects running simultaneously always in a rush and impatient feeling of being overwhelmed […]

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Mustard-crusted pork chops with caramelised apple rings

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“Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love” No, not from a Shakespeare sonnet but, surprisingly, from the Bible (Song of Solomon 2:5, to  be exact) – a book more filled with food and drink references than you’d think.  It’s a very evocative phrase, and one of great beauty – so much so that […]

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Quick creamy mustard and caper pork chops

Thumbnail image for Quick creamy mustard and caper pork chops March 18, 2010

  I think I am developing a keen understanding of how a hamster feels in his wheel – running running, always running… but never seem to get where I need to be! This year has just been a whirlwind and I am amazed to discover that we are already nearing the end of March.  If I […]

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Roast lamb breast with rosemary & mustard flageolet beans

Thumbnail image for Roast lamb breast with rosemary & mustard flageolet beans January 28, 2010

  “Breast of lamb is a strange joint which is pretty nearly inedible unless you have this recipe.”  Thus spake Old Scrote.  I think he is being a little harsh, but since  didn’t have the benefit of his wisdom before I embarked on my cooking adventure, I didn’t feel any rising panic about how to cook […]

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Roast gammon for Christmas

Thumbnail image for Roast gammon for Christmas January 11, 2006

  Well, it seems Christmas has come and gone and (shockingly, yet unsurprisingly) I have not yet blogged about our meal for Christmas 2005… or 2004.  And now that I’m way late for both of them, it seems rather irrelevant when I actually get round to it!! In fact, maybe that’s a plan – we’ll […]

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