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7 super sausage recipes

The British banger is a real winter warmer - but did you know the sausage originates from Iraq?

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2nd Jan 2013
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Christmas recipes

Destined to be an enduring classic, the Women's Institute Complete Christmas is a recipe book from heaven.

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20th Dec 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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More Christmas cocktails

These recipes are deliciously festive, yet easy enough to mix so that everyone can re-create inspiring drinks to impress their guests.

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20th Dec 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Christmas wines that won’t break the bank

Excellent wines for Christmas that defy their budget pricing

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7th Dec 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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How to make the perfect gravy

Dean Edwards shows how to make a delicious, rich brandy gravy for roast chicken

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4th Dec 2012
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Vegetable moussaka

To mark Vegetarian Awareness Month, 50connect dips into Food & Drink with a divine meat-free vegetable moussaka

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2nd Oct 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Harvest Festival Celebrations 2012

Harvest Festival is a celebration of all the food grown on our land. Thanksgiving ceremonies for a flourishing harvest can not only be found across the world, but go back a long way.

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21st Sep 2012
Elaine Palmer
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Eating with diabetes: Counting ''net'' carbs

What are "Net" Carbs? How do they affect blood sugar?

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23rd Aug 2012
Elaine Palmer
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Bulots mayonnaise

Bulots, Whelks, escargot de Bruxelles whatever name you know it by, the humble sea snail is an under-rated bit of seafood gold

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21st Aug 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Wine of the month: Golden-Valley-Grasevina

Pieter Rosenthal sings the praises of the delicious fresh, fruity Croatian Grasevina.

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10th Aug 2012
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Easy ways to cut your sodium intake

Lower your disease risk by reducing your salt intake

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31st Jul 2012
Elaine Palmer
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Video: Soft boiled bantam egg with creamed leeks and Arbroath smokies

Mark Hix uses Arbroath smokies to create a delicious and simple dish that puts other types of smoked haddock to shame.

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28th May 2012
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Petit Verdot - wine of the month

Pieter Rosenthal laments that Spring has not quite sprung with a consoling bottle of hearty, full-blooded Barossa valley, Petit Verdot.

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1st May 2012
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Roast lamb with mint sauce

Serve up the perfect Sunday roast with our foolproof recipe for roast lamb.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Honey glaze orange flavoured pork steak

Home-cooked 'Chinese takeaway' recipes that are both delicious and easy to cook.

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13th Apr 2012
Richard Lam
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Wine of the Month - Fairtrade Fortnight

Pieter Rosenthal asks why so few of us buy fair trade wines

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2nd Mar 2012
Alexander Hay
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Pieter Rosenthal's Wine of the Month - 'Cave de Lugny Chardonnay'

Wine awards and the Oscars collide, via a very nice Chardonnay

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14th Feb 2012
Alexander Hay
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Orecchiette alla Barese

Virginia Webb's tasty and simple recipe, which has a little southern heat in it, making it perfect for a cold wintry day.

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7th Feb 2012
Virginia Webb
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Chinese New Year feast

Richard Lam, 50connect's very own king of shopping and the culinary arts offers a feast of dishes for Chinese New Year.

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18th Jan 2012
Richard Lam
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Pieter Rosenthal's Wine of the Month - 'Viña Tendida Moscato'

Happy New Year! Have you broken your New Year's resolutions yet? It will come as no surprise that I don't believe in an alcohol free January, but I do clearly reduce my intake to more appropriate levels after the hedonism of December. It may sound like a cliché, but everything in moderation still remains good advice.

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12th Jan 2012
Alexander Hay
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Mulled wine recipe

Delicious, festive mulled wine recipe full of spices and the season's cheer.

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23rd Dec 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Festive tipples

Mulled wine, Egg Nog, Bloody Mary and other festive favourites. If you are planning a party or gathering for friends or family over Christmas, you can swot up on how to mix your drinks with this 50connect recipe guide.

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16th Dec 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Your Christmas Recipes

50connect reader recipes for the festive season

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6th Dec 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Pieter Rosenthal's Wine of the Month - 'Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV'

Savouring the body and character of the Brut Reserve NV, a dry superbly balanced wine.

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18th Nov 2011
Alexander Hay
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Book Review - 'The Cookiepedia'

Cookies a plenty, or at least, recipes to make 50 different kinds, ranging from chocolate smothered tongue blasters to savoury little numbers using green tea and salt and pepper

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28th Oct 2011
Alexander Hay
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Tomato, basil and smoked bacon bake

A meal in minutes with a secret ingredient.

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21st Oct 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Wine of the month: Fiano Falanghina Greco

Falanghina, the delicious character-filled taste of southern Italy.

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4th Oct 2011
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Wine of the month: La Multa

Pieter Rosenthal ponders why the vocabulary of wine labels.

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6th Sep 2011
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Recipes: Moules a la creme

Simple seafood recipe that feeds five in 20minutes.

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17th Aug 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Wine of the month!

Pieter Rosenthal talks aromatics...

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2nd Aug 2011
Rhian Mainwaring


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