SEVILLE ORANGE CURD

FG Note: After Christmas things can seem a little flat and then a couple of jewels appearSeville and Blood Moro Oranges!  For many a keen cook the arrival of Sevilles means it's time to prepare marmalade for the year.  I usually refer to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage recipe which always seems to work well (believe me I had some marmalade disasters before I found this one!) but I was delighted to discover this easy Seville curd recipe too.  Delicious on a hunk of Holtwhites bread or smeared inside a Victoria Sponge.  Makes about three 240ml jars.

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GARDEN KEEPERS PIE

The Food Gatherer's Note: This recipe was pretty much taken from the vegan blog, The First Mess but with one or 2 changes including a thicker layer of celeriac mash than suggested, to balance the sweetness of the root veg (might be my British palate - I think in general the Americans traditionally have more sweetness in their savoury dishes than us Brits). I am also not a Vegan so added a generous grating of mature cheddar cheese on top, a melter like Starnachas or Gruyere would be nice... 

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AMERICAN PANCAKES

FG Note: American pancakes are usually served with maple syrup but gorgeous with honey and a handful of nuts and/ or blueberries. They should be fluffy in the centre but with the addition of sugar and butter they're denser and sweeter than our European crepes, so they're a bit naughtier, but none the less they're a fantastic brunch treat. I often use spelt flour for these too.

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FIVE SPICE KALE CHIPS

The Food Gatherer's Note: If you aren't keen on kale, then I dare you to try these chips, it could just change your mind.  Even the kids will devour them, honest! You could experiment and try other spices, such as cumin and chili or keep it simple with sea salt. Emma :) 

 

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WARM WINTER SALAD WITH DUCK AND BLOOD ORANGE SALAD

FG Note:  This recipe uses the classic combination of duck and orange and we've used these glorious  blood moro oranges which are currently in season  (only for a short time so get them while you can!).  You could use asparagus in place of the beans but they wont be the British varieties at this time of year. Organic is always best to use when zesting, otherwise you will need to give the fruit a good scrub in warm water to remove the wax. 

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