Sage has always been one of the great healing herbs: its name comes from the Latin salvere (to save).
Its culinary use is largely despised by the French, but much favoured by the British and Italians. It is a very strongly flavoured herb, so has to be used with caution. It's delicious in stuffings for all poultry and pork and especially good in pork sausages.It is easy to grow, though as with mint there are many varieties. I grow the broad leaf sage. This is a herb that does dry well, without losing much flavour at all.
Cheese on toast with a difference, this easy classic snack is ideal when you are in need of speedy sustenance.
Well, a crumpet pizza does make sense if you think about it – soft, squidgy bread that gets lightly toasted for just a bit of crunch, then all those wonderful holes so that the cheese and other ingredients can melt right down into it.
This is a great way to serve celery as a vegetable. I used silicone paper (baking parchment) for this as it looks very pretty if you take the whole parcel to the table – otherwise foil would do. For 4 to 6 people, you can double the ingredients...
You won't believe quite how easy this recipe is: the traditional flavours of sage and apples complement the pork perfectly.
For Delia, this lovely recipe brings back childhood memories of how her mother used to cook rabbit - simply, on a bed of onions covered with bacon and the stuffing alongside. Time to revive a tradition maybe?
Plenty of Italian influence in this wonderfully ingenious recipe…as we all know, ham and cheese are made for each other, so simply add polenta for a quick and easy supper dish.
This clever recipe uses the principles of making lasagne and adapts these to cannelloni, using no-soak lasagne, minced pork and bechamel.
These are essentially pork meatballs, baked in the oven. Another cheap and easy supper dish, they are given a tasty twist with the addition of apple sauce, the perfect accompaniment to any pork dish.
With its porcini mushroom and bacon stuffing and unctuous Marsala sauce, this elegant recipe is perfect for entertaining and, although it looks super-luxurious, it's actually quick and easy to cook.
Easy to make, these wonderful savoury scones will vanish in seconds! Although it may sound unusual to add Roquefort, potato and sage to scones, it actually works really well.