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Fiona dishes up Lentejas her Mum’s crowd-pleaser

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by Fiona Allen 

My Spanish Mum’s Lentejas, is a lentil and chorizo stew, I find it the perfect crowd-pleaser when I’m cooking for my family and friends. I’ve grown up eating this lovely tasty dish and when we visit my mum’s house she usually has a pot simmering away on the hob. In Spain you would eat this as a starter followed by meat or fish but you can have it as a main with crusty bread. It’s gorgeous and is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winters day. Serves 4 unless you live in our house whereby 2 people have all of it… Ahem!

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Sir… is it Double Guards with or without tonic?

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Sir… is it Double Guards with or without tonic? 

If you are bringing a new gin to the market:  it must tantalise with its smell, deliver a silky sip, present harmonious flavour, and have a smooth swallow that demands an encore.  Read more

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Bordeaux Wines that deliver from Sip to Swallow

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By Martin Isark
It is sad state of affairs that supermarket shoppers are palmed off with immature bottom rung Bordeaux red wines that do little to seduce the wine drinker away from the easy drinking, fruit-driven Cabernet, Merlot & Malbec wines from the New World. Surely this is the wrong way to introduce the drinker to the delights of Bordeaux. 

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