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Best vegetarian recipes: Anne Mary’s polenta sweetcorn bake

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Best vegetarian recipes: Anne Mary’s polenta sweetcorn bake

Before we go anywhere, this is not a portrait of Anne Mary. She has served this dish at every summer party that I can remember. I am not a big eater but having tasted this once I always make a beeline for it. And often return from the sunny garden for more. Under cover of going to fetch a pud, I creep back again for yet another surreptitious taste. This is a perfect veggie recipe, quick and easy to make and very moreish. AM gave me the recipe years ago but I made it for the first time only last week. No wonder it tastes so good. All that cream...

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Winter Celery soup recipe: oven baked

Posted in Starters and Soups, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Winter Celery soup recipe: oven baked

Nothing beats the intense flavour of Winter Celery. We lament the fact that the season is so short. Just six weeks, from mid November to New Years Day. Winter Celery is grown in the dark soil of East Anglian Fens, just a few miles from our cottage, so we can always find it at its freshest and best. When I spotted it in the shops on Saturday I was so pleased to find my old friend again. I returned home with a couple of heads and one purpose in mind: Winter Celery begs to be made into this superb winter soup. If you are feeling naughty reserve...

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