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Date registered: October 17, 2011
URL: http://www.butcherbakerblog.com
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Freelance food geek who's passionate about food education.

Latest posts

  1. Our stay at Hand and Flowers, Marlow — April 23, 2014
  2. Mum’s Retro Banana Split — April 17, 2014
  3. An evening with Tim Maddams — April 15, 2014
  4. Make Eat Get Read Go – April ’14 — March 30, 2014
  5. Slow Cooked Lentil Ragu — March 21, 2014

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Our stay at Hand and Flowers, Marlow

With last year’s summer holiday being The Budget Midlands Staycation™ and the chance of us having a summer holiday this year being very slim, we’ve decided to take foodie mini-breaks instead. First was back in November and the turn of Oxford Malmaison & Le Manoir; this time was the turn of Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers in …

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Mum’s Retro Banana Split

We all have foods that have a nostalgic sense to them. Some of them come straight from a packet, some were picked fresh from the garden, some had mystical methods and ingredients and then there are ones you come back to as an adult and realise they taste as good as you can remember. Disappointingly …

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An evening with Tim Maddams

We have fostered a tradition to buy each other foodie treat for Christmas or birthday. Previous gifts include a Gourmet break at Northcote, a dining experience in an old Pullman train carriage along the Carlisle-Settle line, chocolate making at School of Artisan Food and learning how to butcher a pig with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This year …

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Make Eat Get Read Go – April ’14

The concept of Make Eat Get Read Go (MEGRG) was only conceived mid March so you may think it’s not long since the last post, but I’m planning on posting them at the end of the month so here is April’s offerings. Unsurprisingly this edition has an Easter-ish theme. 1. Make Lamb Creme Eggs I’m …

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Slow Cooked Lentil Ragu

Since buying our slow cooker before Christmas I’ve tried some of our old favourite recipes in it to see how they fare. Some work very well, some not so much. This is one of the recipes that is improved with a slow low cook. It transforms the sauce into a thick, rich almost meat-like sauce …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.butcherbakerblog.com/2014/03/21/slow-cooked-lentil-ragu/

Make Eat Get Read Go – March ’14

I’ve decided to start a new blog series called Make Eat Get Read Go that looks at the things I want to do and discover in the next month. Some I’ve heard on the grapevine, some from friends and some I’ve spotted on my travels. You’ll notice there is a slight Derby bias with the …

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The “Easier Than it Looks” Birthday Cake

It’s only on special occasions that I bake big cakes here. I was asked to bake a special cake for my Mother-in-Law’s 60th birthday. The original brief was a sugarpaste creation, but time limitations didn’t allow this, then I remembered the cake that Lorraine Pascale made in her first series of Baking Made Easy. You …

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