Category Archives: chestnuts

sunday roast chicken with roast potatoes, carrots and brussels sprouts

Sunday lunch is when you want to just go for it. I grew up in one of those lucky houses where my Mum cooked a Sunday roast every week without fail, and recently it’s been nagging at me to do this much more regularly for my own family. But my Mum didn’t have Twitter to distract her. Or Facebook. Or […]

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chestnut and brandy torte

Merchant Gourmet threw down the gauntlet again: use their chestnut products in a really festive  way. I’m a fan of chestnuts at any time, not just Christmas, whether it’s fried with bacon and sprouts, stuffed into a chicken, giving body to a soup, or dressing a hearty pasta dish. But how to give them a real Christmassy twist? I racked […]

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pork and chestnut casserole with fried polenta

A real pot of leftovers, this one. Tons of stuff in the cupboard, fridge and freezer that all needed using up. Leave it in the casserole, come back hours later… lovely. Pork and chestnut casserole: 500g pork shoulder, chopped 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 carrots, diced 2 courgettes, diced 100ml marsala wine 1 teaspoon paprika 2 sprigs […]

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