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It’s the season to be Nutty!

Hazelnut recipes

We are very fortunate in that we have a Hazel bush very near to home and no squirrel population.

We do miss our Squirrel friends, but we also enjoy a few foraged Hazelnuts….. The bush produced some pretty impressive nuts last year, but they are even bigger this year., the 10p coin is for scale. So here are the recipes we created last year. Expect several more strange and innovative nut recipes soon as they are just beginning to fall.

Last years recipes - Here

The Hazel Pasto won't be repeated here as Sue really didn't like it. You can't win them all.....


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Albanian style LiverSue likes Liver anyway, I'm not that keen and Buster the dog has always turned his nose up at anything that is offal like. So we went fishing on the Internet for a recipe which was a bit different than simple Liver and Onions. With a bit of modification on our part this is what we came up with and even as somebody who's not keen I can confirm it was good! 
900g/1lb Pig’s liver, cut into cubes
2 tbsp plain white flour (Gluten Free in our case)
1 tsp flaked Chilli
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp ground Sumac
1 red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup of chopped parsley
Oil for frying
(1) In a bowl combine the flour, flaked Chilli, thyme, salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
(2) Add the cubes of liver and toss well, making sure it is evenly coated. If you have one put the flour etc. in a zip plastic bag, then add the meat and shake well.
(3) In a frying pan, heat the oil  and sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds. Add the liver and cook on a high heat turning constantly to ensure it is evenly cooked.
(4) Cook until the liver is crispy on the outside but not overcooked. The inside should remain soft and pinky. Add half the chopped parsley and remove from the pan.
(5) Serve on a bed of sliced red onion tossed with the remaining parsley and ground Sumac.
We found an 'Intercontinental' Shop where the Sumac was 79p for 100g. The original recipe was intended for Calves's Liver, but the Pig's Liver was less than £1 for 900g. Lamb's Liver at £200 per Kg is out of the question!
We served ours with Potato wedges and fried Leek.

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