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Blog archives: January 2020

Wood Fired Planked Hake & Prawns with Fire Roasted Salsa

January 22, 2020, 9:41 am

Yes, that does say 'planked' hake and no, we haven't gone mad! Cooking on a piece of wood is an age-old technique and allows the food to take on a lovely smoky flavour whilst retaining its moisture. David used a piece of cedar for this recipe and alongside the hake…Read more »

Try not to set your wood fired oven on fire.....

January 21, 2020, 10:58 am

We love catching up with former students and hearing what they're up to. We had mixed feelings though when Sebastian emailed us with his wood fired adventures telling us the surrounding structure of his oven had gone up in smoke the first time he used it. He very kindly agreed…Read more »

Slow-cooked carrots with White Bean, Parsley and Lemon Salad

January 14, 2020, 4:27 pm

Writing this in the middle of Storm Brendan and Veganuary, it's time to turn to the fridge and see what we can rustle up for lunch. With the rain and wind buffeting the house and Scout the dog drying off after his walk, we've come up with some carrots, white…Read more »

Wood Fired Winter Vegetable Tagine

January 8, 2020, 10:57 am

A delicious vegetable tagine from the wood fired oven - full of warming flavours and colours. We've used plenty of Winter veggies but you can ring the changes to add whatever you have available. The veggie version only takes about 40 minutes so you can rustle it up much quicker…Read more »

Wood Fired Cooking in Greece with Julie and Keith

January 6, 2020, 2:26 pm

Those of you who have been on courses with us and talked about pots and pans will no doubt have heard about Julie and Keith from Essex; the couple who scoured the local charity shops and then took their haul of heavy duty pots and pans in their hand luggage…Read more »