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Chic Cuisine: Turkey and Leek Tart

Ok so let’s face it, the big bird has been roasted and eaten. Even the sandwiches have been devoured and there is still some turkey hanging around. Here is a delicious recipe for a turkey and leek tart. I use home-made short crust pastry for the base and leave the top open but feel free […]

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Chic Cuisine: Chicken Satay

Take-out, for me is all about chicken satay. It is my ultimate favourite. On a recent cookery course in Bali I learned a delicious recipe for chicken satay. Traditionally, satay is meat on a stick. It is a minced chicken and spice mixture on a bamboo stick and then gridled, however this recipe is much […]

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Cheering on Ireland… & South Africa!

A friendly reminder from a South African Kilcock local – Coleen Vorster: “I doubt that anybody could possibly forget but, just in case, this is just a reminder that the Rugby is on this Saturday (Ireland v. South Africa) so it’s time for biltong, droewors, chilli bites, boerewors, crisps, etc. and don’t forget the charcoal.” […]

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Chic Cuisine: Boeuf Bourguignon

Hey everybody, this is my delicious, warming, sumptuous, decadent and best of all relatively cheap boeuf bourguignon recipe. Originating from France, it is a retro come back recipe for a beef stew with red wine, onions, mushrooms and bacon. I find this is best served with creamy mashed potato and steamed green beans, and an […]

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Mexican Beef Fajita

These beef fajitas are so tasty and ridiculously quick and easy. The depth of heat and intensity can be varied to your own liking but I think this recipe is just right. These fajitas are a great Friday night dinner and an even better sharing meal with friends over a couple of beers. I do […]

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