Homemade croutons

Bowl of homemade croutons

If you’re throwing away bread when it becomes too stale to eat, stop it now and make homemade croutons instead! I used to just throw stale and left-over bread away, but now I use this simple recipe (or variations of it) to make delicious croutons.

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Classic boeuf bourguignon

Boeuf bourguignon originates from the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of eastern France, and would traditionally be made with a Burgundy wine. Any good Pinot noir will do though if you can’t source a good French Burgundy. This classic French stew is perfect for cold, blustery winter days. It is hearty and …

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Fondant potatoes

Bag of potatoes

Fondant potatoes are amazing – fluffy, creamy and full of flavour. They’re not exactly the healthiest way to eat spuds, being as they are cooked in butter, but as a treat now and then, you just can’t beat them. There’s no better way to make the humble spud shine than to turn it into a soft, buttery, fondant delight.

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Red wine jus

Bottle of red wine

Red wine jus. It’s a lot easier to make than you might think! This delicious, rich sauce is excellent with game and fowl (pan-roasted duck breast is a particular favourite of mine) and can even be used instead of gravy to make that old favourite, sausage and mash, more exciting.

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