• 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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    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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    Old Hall Farm Norfolk Saffron creamy rice pudding

    28th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    Old Hall Farm in Woodton isn’t just about their rare breed pork and beef – their raw Jersey cream and milk can be used in many ways and I have made the perfect dish for the change in the weather right now – a rice pudding. I think we all have those memories of school rice pudding with a spoonful of jam in the middle and, having fallen out of love with it, I now rate a chilled rice pudding as one of my ultimate desserts. Part of the beauty of the milk from Old Hall Farm is that several…

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  • Pork, potatoes, sauce, and wine

    Perfect Old Hall Farm roast pork with crispy crackling and beef dripping potatoes

    18th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    This is a delicious recipe in which I share my tips on how to make perfect slow roast pork using Old Hall Farm rare breed pork shoulder, with crispy mustard crackling, beef dripping potatoes, and an apple and mustard sauce. Before I begin, I have to be honest. This was hands down the best pork joint I have ever had. The flavour from Old Hall Farm’s rare breed pork was incredible, and the slow cook resulted in a beautifully tender piece of meat. I shared a photo with a British friend who lives in America; she is still crying as…

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  • Old Hall Farm pork and apricot tagine

    11th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    I love a tagine. I think if I could, I would have it every couple of weeks, it is so good. This is a dish that covers all the bases – sweet, sour, savoury, spiced – in style. You can use any meat but for this, I used some amazing pork shoulder from Old Hall Farm. Cooked low and slow, it really allowed for the flavours of the tagine to mingle with the meat and make a delicious dinner. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, this dish really is worth it! INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4 + LEFTOVERS)1kg Old…

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    Black Dog Apiaries & Bakehouse

    1st November 2020The Delicate Diner

    Found just over the border into Suffolk, Black Dog Apiaries & Bakehouse is owned and run by Mark and Sapphire Mills. Here, Mark combines two of his life’s passions – beekeeping and bakery. His background as a pastry chef and baker means that he understands the many qualities that honey has to offer, and he frequently features this prize ingredient in his bakes. However, this artisan bakery in Brampton offers a wide range of delicious delights, and I went along to find out more. Driving towards Brampton, there are signs on the side of the road and then you come…

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    The Butcher’s House smoky sausage, chorizo & pepper stew

    25th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    A dish that is perfect for Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night alike, this warming sausage stew is enhanced with chorizo and sweet smoked paprika. I love the warming rich flavours, and this stew delights both children and adults. Perfect served with a jacket potato and greens, although you can add a tin of butterbeans/chickpeas towards the end of the cook to make an easy one-pot dish. INGREDIENTS 8 sausages – I used The Butcher’s House hog roast giant chipolatas 1 red onion, sliced 1 cooking chorizo sausage, skinned, halved & diced into 0.5cm pieces 1 red pepper, sliced and halved 1…

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