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    The Delicate Diner’s Picks: What’s hot for June – the latest food and drink releases

    1st June 2021The Delicate Diner

    Summer has finally arrived in all her glory, so what better time to share some of the latest foodie releases from around the region and beyond?

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  • Salmon and lemon linguine pasta recipe

    Salmon with lemon linguine pasta

    14th May 2021The Delicate Diner

    This pasta dish has fast become one of my most popular recipes and the one that everyone keeps asking me for – and it is also one of the easiest! It almost feels like a cheat to share it here, but with summer days calling for al fresco dining, here it is. Just make sure that your lemons are fresh for that extra zing, and you can use crème fraiche in place of the cream as wished. This lemon linguine pasta recipe is so versatile – serve it on its own with a green salad, with chicken or with roasted…

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  • Halloumi and roasted vegetable tart

    Halloumi and roasted vegetable tart recipe

    29th April 2021The Delicate Diner

    A very delicious and easy halloumi and roasted vegetable tart that uses a vibrant Belazu tapenade and ready-made puff pastry for the base making this an ideal quick dinner for midweek. I roasted my vegetables for extra flavour, adding the asparagus and halloumi towards the end so that they were cooked to perfection. As ever, there are no rules – go for the flavours you like and use the veggies that are lurking in your fridge that need eating. A tomato sauce base would work just as well with this – as would a cheesy sauce! INGREDIENTS (Serves 4 easily)1…

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  • Wild garlic and pecorino pesto

    Two ways with wild garlic – a pesto and a butter

    11th April 2021The Delicate Diner

    Wild garlic is the early herald of summer days ahead, that fragrant green leaf that can be freely foraged in woodlands. For me, wild garlic is always the precursor to asparagus, which is proving to be late this year due to the continuing cold weather! Below are two lovely recipes for wild garlic, a pesto and a butter, both of which can be frozen. The pesto is made extra special with the use of walnut-leaf wrapped aged pecorino from The Tuscan Farmshop; they deliver nationwide, so why not treat yourself to this vegetarian-friendly Italian delight! WILD GARLIC & WALNUT-LEAF PECORINO…

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  • Norfolk Gin iced Norfolk coffee bank holiday cocktail

    Norfolk Gin iced Norfolk coffee cocktail

    29th March 2021The Delicate Diner

    With the long Easter weekend approaching, and the rule of six back in place, I asked my friends at Norfolk Gin if they could recommend a cocktail for this weekend. Their suggestion was this delicious iced Norfolk coffee designed by Sue Telford from For the Love of Gin. With temperatures set to be unseasonably warm the next few days, I suggest enjoying the iced Norfolk coffee ahead of the weekend, as well as during! If you like the flavour of Turkish coffee you will love this iced Norfolk version of the coffee classic. Turkish coffee is traditionally served without milk…

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  • A review of Goodies Food Hall Posh Nosh. Two desserts, lemon posset and tiramisu slice with chocolate

    Goodies Food Hall takeaway review – time for Posh Nosh!

    2nd March 2021The Delicate Diner

    I keep seeing posh nosh menus from Goodies on social media and they are tempting. With the Six Nations matches on over the weekend, I decided that it was time to review this takeaway/dine at home treat, leaving me time to enjoy the rugby. And what a treat it was! I have been visiting Goodies, found off the A140 just through Long Stratton and towards the Pulhams, since it was a strawberry stall. I actually hate to think just how long ago that was. Certainly decades rather than years. Goodies was founded by Stuart Gooderham, the son of a farmer.…

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    British Pie Week: Butternut squash, mushroom and chestnut filo pie recipe

    25th February 2021The Delicate Diner

    This is my easy vegetarian filo pie recipe for those in a hurry. I love the luxury of a pie, but I don’t always want the heaviness that shortcrust or butter pastry can bring. This pie is perfect for an alternative – layers of crisp filo pastry with a delicious filling of the earthy flavours that I love so much, roasted butternut squash, sage, mushrooms, and chestnuts. If you don’t have the exact ingredients, don’t worry – use whatever you have in the fridge, and make the flavours your own. INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)1 packet of filo pastry1 butternut squash, peeled…

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  • Getting dirty with the Dirty Fryer Boys

    19th February 2021The Delicate Diner

    Barely a month ago, Dirty Fryer Boys opened its van doors for the first time for a sell-out evening at Tivetshall Village Hall. “From the word go, there has been so much support and love,” smiles Sally Campion-Jones, one half of Dirty Fryer Boys. Even though we haven’t been running the business for long, the name is really getting out there and that is hugely exciting!” I am not surprised that there is a buzz around Dirty Fryer Boys – not least with the comfort that a wickedly good burger loaded with extras offers. Owned by Sally and her partner,…

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  • Chocolate cake and beer

    Chocolate Bouchart Cake

    17th January 2021The Delicate Diner

    Who doesn’t love a chocolate cake? For me, it is the ultimate celebration cake, a real treat for high days and holidays. And to be fair, it is the ultimate comfort food as well, so let’s face it, chocolate cake is an all-rounder! Inspired by a recipe in Green & Black’s Chocolate Recipes, I made this luxurious chocolate cake flavoured with Moon Gazer Ale’s Bouchart Norfolk Mild beer. The result was a wonderfully moist, rich, chocolate cake that tastes wonderful on its own but would be just as enjoyable with some whipped cream. As with many cakes, my chocolate Bouchart…

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  • Roast pheasant with wine

    Old Hall Farm roast pheasant with spiced red cabbage and stuffing

    11th December 2020The Delicate Diner

    Game is well and truly in season right now, so I thought it would be a good time to share my recipe for roast pheasant. Pheasant is high in B vitamins and potassium and is a lean meat. It makes a great alternative to turkey for Christmas dinner. I always cook a brace together – that is, a cock and a hen – and freeze the leftovers for another day. INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4 + LEFTOVERS)A brace of pheasants from Old Hall Farm6 rashers Old Hall Farm unsmoked streaky baconOld Hall Farm rare breed pork sausage meat1 large shallot, slicedA handful…

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