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Cookery

Lamb and eggs

WITH the spring come new lambs, images of Jerusalem at Passover, the ultimate sacrifice and victory. But older beasts are as good, too, by now reaching hogget and mutton. Do try them, as the flavour is definitely rewarding

Classic curry

GEORGE’s coming-of-age today calls for an April-green, white-and-gold menu of Green Thai curry that will accommodate carnivorous granny and vegan girlfriend equally comfortably. There are ripe mangoes in the market, which will be a good complement, with plain rice, and then fried bananas and coconut...

Lenten tides

LENT again, and a thousand things to do with fish. Starting so early this year, it truly overlaps with winter; the French dish brandade de morue is in order

Pride of Poland

I AM still exploring A Village Cookbook, a fund-raiser for St Wulfran’s, Ovingdean. Bernadette Skinner contributed a recipe in memory of her father, a Polish airman, who died when she was 19. It is Bigos, the Polish national dish

Festive legacy

Simon Walsh makes Sprout and Stilton risotto and Cranberry and chocolate trifle

Recipes from a small village

Recipes from a small village

ST WULFRAN’s, Ovingdean, must have convivial parish gatherings, judging by A Village Cookbook, put together by Shirley Ross, Jay Butler, and many of the congregation. Most of the recipes are for puddings, cakes, and biscuits, and there are some wonderful Christmas recipes

Kitchen rhythms

Simon Walsh makes mince pies, Advent biscuits, and brandy butter

Vintage, or retro?

I HAVE spent half of my life hoarding stuff, and the second half (so far) bemoaning this habit. But keep things for long enough, and they become “retro”, “vintage”, or even “antique”. Rummaging through old magazines recently, I discovered a single-page leaflet from the Ministry of...

Trick of the treat

Simon Walsh makes Soul cakes and Mackerel and apple salad

A few core recipes

IT IS apple season again, and Jeff sends me some cake recipes from the United States, which evoke the beautiful New England illustrations of childhood books

A toast to barley!

Simon Walsh makes Lemon barley water and Michaelmas-style turkey drumsticks

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Keeping the Bard cool

Keeping the Bard cool

One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Subscribe to read more

Fri 29 Apr 16 @ 21:45
Hereford Cathedral's Mrs Shakespair probably not the Bard's wife, sadly https://t.co/FLOcsLekQX

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“Bullying, vilification, and intimidation of witnesses” Can C of E inquiry into Peter Ball get to the truth? https://t.co/nZAQY3wBdJ