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Baked British asparagus pancetta black pudding salad

Baked British Asparagus, Pancetta and Black Pudding Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 100g smoked pancetta 4 pieces black pudding, sliced 1-2cm thick 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 4 medium organic free range eggs mixed salad leaves 2 bundles British asparagus oil...
The accident that left Malcolm in Royal Blackburn Hospital

Road Wars?

by Malcolm Redford Having surrendered my driving licence because of a serious eye infection associated with the macular degeneration from which I suffer, my bicycle...
Avocado Salsa Hotdoguero

Avocado Salsa Hotdoguero

1 Texas hot link / sausage 1 hot dog bun half an avocado half a fresh green chilli fresh coriander, to taste half a white onion 1 lime wedge feta cheese Barbecue...
Sauerkraut Hotdoguero

Sauerkraut Hotdoguero

1 Texas hot link / sausage 1 hot dog bun sauerkraut dill pickles Barbecue the sausage. Put it in the bun and spoon some sauerkraut on to one...
Sonoran Hotdoguero

Sonoran Hotdoguero

The humble sausage can be fierce when it comes to the barbecue, so turn up the heat with some of our Mexican inspired hot...
trousers worn low

Tutting and Huffing

When did you last have a good old tut to yourself? Recently, I’ve noticed that I’m tutting more and more. Either I’m becoming grumpy...
That First Kiss

That First Kiss | Poetry

Jeannette Heywood, Darwen That first kiss, tingles down my spine. Rain outside but I’m bathed in sunshine. Lips trusting and tender. To each other we surrender. My heart and...
Shop Local

Shop Local, Shop Proud!

Shopping at local markets benefits your community, the environment and your bank balance. Once upon a time, the market was the heart of most towns...
Fried Off

Fried Off… | Poetry

Patricia Preece, Preston I bought a chip pan in 82 It looked so spick and span I churned my chips out once a week And got rid of...
Fates Meeting

Fate’s Meeting | Poetry

Jim Atherton, Darwen I recall the times you used to ease In days long ago and far away Your blonde tresses floating in the breeze It’s strange how...