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Turkey Masala Burgers

Friday, September 27, 2013 admin 0

If you fancy some Turkey but can’t wait till Christmas …. try Turkey Masala Burgers from Rayleigh’s own food blog Big Spud…. “Using mince here I made a burger with rich masala flavours, inspired by Cyrus Todiwala?s tikka recipe. I marinated mine in clotted cream, because I had some knocking […]

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Charity Dinners At The Carpenters Arms

Friday, July 26, 2013 admin 2

  Rawreth is starting to develop a reputation for fine food and drink. The cheese scones occasionally found at Rawreth Parish Council meetings are superb.? And then there’s Venn’s Brewery…. So we were pleased to see the following item in the Echo It’s about charity meals at the Carpenters Arms […]

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Oven Fried Chicken

Friday, June 7, 2013 admin 0

From the local food blog “Big Spud”: This chicken recipe is absolute dynamite. All the fun of crunchy, sleazy chicken but baked rather than fried to assuage (some of) your healthy fears. Pretty simple too, you just need to put it in the fridge the night before then bake the […]

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Sharing Frugal Recipes

Friday, May 17, 2013 admin 0

Jack Monroe writes on her blog: Well I?ve been inundated over the past few weeks with kind readers sending me their frugal recipes ? and I wondered if you wouldn?t mind if I added a section to my blog so you could all share them with each other? It seems […]

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A 36p Risotto

Friday, March 29, 2013 admin 1

Southend’s Jack Monroe has created an “Earthy Red Wine & Mushroom Risotto” that serves one person for 36p. Despite the low price and the name, there isn’t any earth in it…. Still needing easy but comforting food with this cold, I decided to go for carbs and wine and goodness? […]

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A Hot Dessert For A Cold Weekend

Friday, March 22, 2013 admin 0

From Rayleigh’s own food blog this month – Caramel Croissant Pudding “It?s great if you have a couple of croissants hanging about after a weekend. It?s MEGA sweet mind, so if that?s not your idea of a pudding then move along.”

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Chickpea, Tomato and Rosemary Best Brunch Loaf

Friday, January 18, 2013 admin 0

We seem to write about food on Friday nights (it’s often an easy post to write at the end of a long week !) Well, Southend Labour Blogger Jack Monroe has a recipe at only 10p per portion – “Shape into a rugby ball shape, pop into a lightly greased […]

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Lemon And Black Pepper Pork Steaks

Friday, December 14, 2012 admin 0

From Rayleigh’s own food blog Big Spud , something tasty for cold weather, especially if you like olives..     “Paired with it?s old friend, black pepper and just a hint of clove to reinforce the spice this works lovely with fatty pork. If you try it, make sure the […]

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Hot Potatoes For A Cold Weekend

Friday, November 30, 2012 admin 0

From Rayleigh’s own food blog, a recipe for roast potatoes that adds in some white wine: I?ve got roast potato recipes here, here and here for starters. But this was another twist, derived from cooking Heston?s perfect chicken (again). The chicken there is treated with a boozy butter baste. I?d […]

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Something Tasty For A Chilly Friday

Friday, November 2, 2012 admin 0

Tomorrow we’ll be writing some serious stuff about the District Council Core Strategy . But in the meantime – If you want to know how to prepare a really good chilli in 15 minutes, have a look at Rayleigh’s own food blog, Big Spud: The genius here is to disassemble […]

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More Good Food From Our Area

Friday, November 9, 2012 admin 0

We are seeing more small businesses in our area producing quality food and drink. At last night’s Shopping Evening at Downhall School, you could find Fen’s beer from Rawreth, Schucks preserves and chutneys from Hockley, and also Love.Cake from Rawreth. We’ve never mentioned Love.Cake before – they make exquisite cupcakes. […]