Contrary to popular belief, pork is actually one of the leanest meats you can buy and it's endlessly versatile too, from chops to casseroles, kebabs to pates, not forgetting sausages...
If you don't want to make parsley sauce these are good served with some pickled dill cucumbers and sharp mustard, or else with the Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney or Christmas Chutney.
I like this made with penne, but wholewheat macaroni makes a good alternative. Courgettes can be replaced with leeks, broad beans or broccoli sprigs and, for a vegetarian, in addition to these the bacon can be replaced by mushrooms.
Braising sprouts in wine and adding bacon lifts them to the realm of something really exciting...even those who claim to hate sprouts will enjoy them when cooked like this.
If you long to eat some of the rough country pâté available all over France, but in short supply here, why not make some? You won't believe how blissfully easy it is.
My next-door neighbour Dot always keeps me well supplied with delightful home-made grainy brown rolls. As supper at home on Sundays is almost always a snack meal, we love to eat them warmed, halved and buttered, then spread with this yummy egg toppin
These are delicious little minced sausages threaded on to skewers.
There are times – after Christmas for example, or after a party – when you may well have a ham bone to spare. Don't miss the chance to make this stock which will give you a basis for making soup.
These tasty, meaty ribs will be popular with all the family. Serve with rice and salad for a quick and easy midweek supper.
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