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We will always take pleasure in publishing and sharing recipe ideas for our products here ... with a name mention of course!

We have a very good friend who's Mum has an incredible gift for seeking out foreign, exotic tales connected to recipe ideas and is happy to share them with us all. Living in Cumbria in a charming cottage she recently fed us warming cups of her own blend of special teas and enchanted us with her wonderful ability to tell a good tale. Indeed, she writes her own culinary columns and has been recently asked to be a critic in the Good Food Magazine, so her name may be familiar to you. Below, courtesy of Georgina Protheroe-Beynon, are a few ideas you may like to try.

SPICY WINTER VENISON CASSEROLE (A real winter warmer, this one!)

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Ingredients (Serves 6)

1000g Diced Venison (2 x 500g)
50g Plain Flour, Seasoned
Olive Oil
225g Baby Onions (8oz)
3 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
2 tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Puree
125ml Red Wine Vinegar (4fl oz)
1 Bottle of Red Wine
2 tbsp Redcurrant jelly
Few Sprigs of Fresh Marjoram
4 Bay Leaves
2 tbsp Tabasco Sauce
6 Juniper Berries
600 ml or 1 Pint of Beef Stock
450g or 1llb Celeriac, into chunks
450g or llb turnips, cut into chunks


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (or Gas 4) and toss the meat in seasoned flour. Heat some oil in a large heavy casserole pan and brown (if necessary in small batches). Remove and set aside. Add some more oil and brown the baby onions. Remove, keep to one side, and add the garlic and onion, which need to be cooked for about 5 minutes.

Now stir in the tomato puree, cooking slowly, and add the vinegar and wine and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the jelly, marjoram and bay leaves. Return the meat to the casserole and add the stock, bringing to the boil and then simmering for about an hour.

At this point, remove the meat from the casserole, strain the liquid and return to the pan. Add the meat, with the baby onions, celeriac and turnips. Bring back to the boil, cover and cook in the oven another 45 minutes. Spicy, rich and warming - perfect served with a jacket potato split with fresh butter and parsley.

Finally, a really quick and tasty finger snack to give your guests as they stand around and chat prior to dinner .... the "cheat's way" ... Buy a tin of smoked oysters from any supermarket chain, and use some of Maynards delicious Home-Cured streaky bacon - squeeze a few drops of lemon onto each oyster and then wrap it a piece of bacon, using a cocktail stick or skewer to hold in place. Grill for three or four minutes each side to make crispy and hand around to guests watching the fire ..."Angels on Horseback".


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