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What you need:

For the goose
1 x 5kg/11lb oven-ready goose
1 onion, peeled and quartered
3 bay leaves, plus extra for garnish
3 small red apples (such as Cox or Discovery), cut in half horizontally
sea salt flakes
freshly ground black pepper
For the stock
goose giblets
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped into 2cm/¾in pieces
1 celery stick, chopped into roughly 2cm/¾ pieces
2 bay leaves
small bunch fresh thyme
For the apple and sage stuffing
2 tbsp goose fat (reserved from cooking the goose)
2 onions, finely chopped
1 medium-sized cooking apple, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
1 tsp caster sugar
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves, plus extra sage leave to garnish
1 goose liver (optional)
100g/3½oz fresh white breadcrumbs
500g/1lb 2oz good-quality sausage meat
For the cider gravy
2 heaped tbsp plain flour
300ml/10fl oz giblet stock (see above)
250ml/9fl oz dry cider

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6.
Place the goose on a rack over a large sturdy roasting tin and prick with a skewer a few times down each side just below the wing. Season the goose well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Put the quartered onion and 3 bay leavers into the goose body cavity and cover the legs with folded triangles of foil. Roast the goose for one hour, then take it out of the oven and put on a board. Carefully drain the fat from the roasting tin into a large heatproof bowl.
Reduce the oven temperature to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4.

Cook the goose for another hour, removing the foil after 30 minutes so the legs can brown. (If your goose is very fatty, you may need to remove it from the oven and drain the fat one more time during the last hour of cooking.)

To test when the goose is cooked, pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a skewer, then press the skewer against the leg and check the juices that run out. When the goose is cooked, the juices should run clear.
Remove the goose from the oven and transfer to a warmed serving platter. Cover loosely with foil and a couple of dry tea towels. Leave to rest for 25-30 minutes.

Increase the oven temperature to 220C/425F/Gas mark 7.

Meanwhile, for the stock and stuffing, separate the liver from the rest of the giblets. Pat dry on kitchen paper and cut into small pieces, discarding any sinew or damaged parts. Put in a small bowl, cover and chill until ready to use.

Put the rest of the giblets into a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrots, celery stick, bay leaves, thyme and seasoning. Pour over 1 litre/1¾ pints water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1¼ hours. Cover with a lid for the final 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a measuring jug.

For the stuffing: heat two tablespoons of the reserved fat in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the onions for five minutes, or until softened and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Scatter the apple into the pan with the onion and sprinkle with the sugar. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until lightly carameslised. Add the goose liver and fry for a further 1-2 minutes until browned. Place the mixture into a large bowl and set aside to cool.

Stir in the breadcrumbs, sausage meat and sage to the onions, apple and liver once cooked. Season with lots of salt and pepper and mix well. Grease a 20cm x 30cm/8in x 12in shallow baking tin with a little more of the reserved goose fat. Spoon the stuffing mixture into the tin and spread evenly. Cover and chill until ready to bake.

Place the eating apples alongside the stuffing balls. Brush the cut-side of each apple with a little more oil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the stuffing is golden-brown and cooked through.

For the gravy: hold the roasting tin with a dry tea towel at one end, so all the cooking juices run to the corner. Remove as much of the goose fat as possible,
Place the roasting tin over a medium heat and stir in the flour until thoroughly combined. Slowly stir in the cider and the goose stock. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly and scraping up the sediment from the bottom of the pan. Pour into a saucepan and return to a simmer, stirring with a whisk to break up any floury lumps. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally then season with plenty of salt and pepper. Strain though a fine sieve into a warmed jug.

Remove the tea towel and foil from the goose. Place the apples around the goose and garnish with a few sage or bay leaves. Serve the stuffing and gravy with the goose at the table.

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What you need:

4 1 1/2- to 2-inch-thick bone in pork rib chops
2 tsp coarse kosher salt
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 bacon slices, coarsely chopped
Olive oil (optional)
4 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; about 3 large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup brandy
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/3 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

What you do:

Pat chops dry with paper towels. Mix 2 tsp coarse salt, thyme, rosemary, and 1 tsp pepper in small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning mixture on both sides of chops. Let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 hours or wrap and chill up to 1 day.

Heat a large frying pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and sauté until crisp and lightly browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to small bowl. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chops to the pan. Sear until brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chops to small baking sheet.

Pour off all but 3 tbsp drippings from skillet (or add olive oil to make 3 tablespoons). Add leeks and sauté until soft, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Add brandy, then broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Return bacon to skillet; add sage and stir to blend.

Nestle chops in leeks in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 3 minutes. Turn chops over. Cover; simmer until thermometer inserted into thickest part of chops registers 140°F to 145°F, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer chops to platter. Tent loosely with foil to keep warm.

Spoon off any fat from cooking liquid in skillet. Boil until all liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Whisk in mustard, then crème fraîche; do not boil. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon over chops.

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What you need:

1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 tsp fresh, chopped thyme
1/2 tsp fresh, crushed rosemary
1 fresh sage leaf, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
2 1/4 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
Croutons for garnish

What you do:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion, celery, thyme, rosemary, and sage in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables turn tender. Add the salt and pepper and sauté the vegetables and herbs for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the butternut squash and chicken stock to the pan and bring the soup to simmer. Reduce the heat slightly, cover, and simmer the soup for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender.

Puree the soup in a countertop blender or with an immersion blender until it is completely smooth. Stir in the heavy cream and heat through.
Serve the bisque hot, garnished with croutons.

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what you need:

4 large onions
10 sage leaves
125g/¼lb of breadcrumbs
40g/1½oz butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg

What you do:

Peel the onions, put them into boiling water, let them simmer for 5 minutes or rather longer, and just before they are taken out, put in the sage-leaves for a minute or two to take off their rawness.

Chop both these very fine, add the bread, seasoning and butter, and work the whole lot together with the yolk of an egg, when the stuffing will be ready for use.

It should be rather highly seasoned, and the sage-leaves should be very finely chopped.
Place into and oven proof dish & cook for around 20 to 25 mins.
Serve hot.

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What you need:

1 oz /30g unsalted butter
1 onion, diced
1 bay leaf
2 small sprigs of thyme leaves
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz /500g minced pork,
1 apple, peeled and cored and coarsely grated
Zest of a small lemon, finely grated
3 tbsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp sage, chopped
1 1/2 oz /40g fresh white breadcrumbs

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F /gas mark 5.

Warm the butter in a small frying pan over a medium-heat. Saute the onion with a pinch of salt, the bay leaf and thyme for around 10 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent . Add the garlic and sauté for a further minute, then cool.

Remove the bay leaf, then mix the cooled onion with the rest of the ingredients and season well with salt and pepper. Break off a walnut-sized piece of the mixture and fry it in a little oil, until cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning is necessary.

Roll the rest of the mixture into 16-18 balls and place on a baking tray. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through and golden.

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What you need:

1 oz / 25 g butter
1 1/2 lb / 600 g parsnips ( peeled & chopped roughly )
1 cooking apple ( peeled cored & chopped roughtly)
2 pints / 1.1 litres chicken stock
4 fresh sage leaves or 1/2 tsp dried sage
2 cloves
5 fl oz / 150 ml fresh single cream
fresh sage leaves or parsley & croutons to garnish.

What you do:

In a large saucepan, melt the butter then add the parsnips & apple. Cover & gently cook for 10mins, occasionally stirring.
Pour in the stock then add the sage & cloves.
Bring to the boil then cover & gently simmer for around 30 mins until the parsnips are softened.
Remove the sage leaves & cloves then leave to cool for a while, then puree in a blender or a food processor.
Pour back into the saucepan & gently reheat with the cream.
serve hot or cold with sage or parsley & croutons.

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What you need:

2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp ground black pepper
6 center cut bone-in pork chops
2 tbsp butter
1 cup water
2 cubes pork stock cubes

What you do:

In a small bowl  mix together the salt, sage and black pepper and rub on both sides of the chops.

Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet or frying pan over medium high heat and saute the chops for 5 minutes per side, or until well browned.
Meanwhile, in a  small saucepan over high heat, mix together the water and the pork stock cubes and stir until the cubes dissolves.

Add this to the chops, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer chops for 45 minutes.

Serve hot.

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What you need:

2 – 3 chicken fillet  breasts cut into large chunks
Kosher salt
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 red pepper de-seeded & cut into chunks

1 orange pepper de -seeded & cut into chunks
8 medium shallots cut into wedges
20z / 55 g fresh sage, torn
4 fl oz /125 ml chicken broth
2 oz / 60 ml maple syrup
2 0z /60 ml apple cider vinegar

What to do :

Pat the chicken dry and season all over with salt.

Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot,  add the diced chicken and stir occasionally  until cooked about 5  – 7 minutes.

Turn the chicken and add the peppers, shallots and sage to the frying pan.

Reduce the heat to medium high and cook until the chicken is thoroughly around 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and continue to cook the peppers and shallots, stirring, until golden, about 2 more minutes.

In the meantime  make the glaze:

Mix the chicken broth, maple syrup, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

Add the mixture to the frying pan with the peppers and shallots and boil until reduced by about three-quarters, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet, turning to coat, until cooked through, about 2 more minutes.

Serve hot.

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What you need:

1.2kg-piece beef scotch fillet
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs chopped fresh thyme

1tbs chopped fresh basil
1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
2 tsp cracked black pepper

What to do:

Pre heat the oven at 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

In a small bowl, mix together the  rosemary,  oregano , basil, & thyme and  black pepper and rub over the  beef.

Place with fat side up on a wire rack in a roasting tin.

Bake uncovered  for 3 – 3 1/2 hours ( or  less if you like it medium rare)

Let the  roast beef  stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

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What you need:

2lb butternut squash (peeled & cubed )
1 1/2 oz slice white bread
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 large onion thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking oil spray
2 oz crumbled blue cheese

What you do:
Preheat the oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5.
Steam the butternut squash ( in a covered saucepan) for about 10 mins or until soft.
Put the slices of bread into a food processor & ‘pulse’ until coarse crumbs.Transfer to a small bowl, add 2 tsp of oil, and mix with a fork to combine.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add sliced onion & saute for 5 mins or until soft, stirring sometimes.
Transfer the onion into a large bowl, add the butternut squash, sage,& black pepper into the bowl & mix together gently.
Pour the butternut mixture into a medium oven proof dish (brushed with cooking oil) & bake for 20 mins.
Sprinkle clue cheese evenly over the butternut squash mixture & then sprinkle the breadcrumb mix evenly as well.
Bake for another 10 mins or until the cheese is melted & breadcrumbs are golden.

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