Spinach, avocado and gorgonzola salad

A new leaf: Mark Hix sings the praises of spinach

Spinach is the versatile superfood that will keep you strong and healthy throughout the winter months. After all, if it was good enough for Popeye...

Oxtail broth with winter pulses

Serves 4-6

Lisa Markwell: Who are the waiters in restaurants these days?

Where was I on one of the coldest nights of the year? Why, queuing outside a restaurant in London's Soho, of course...

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If you're a normal person, and I like to think that most of our readers are (although I can vouch for a few of you not being, I must say – Man Who Once Sent Me a Lewd Cartoon, I'm looking at you here), then you've probably reached the point in the year when your good post-Christmas intentions have melted away and faded to nothing, just as the brandy butter did when you slathered it over your steaming-hot pudding all those many weeks ago.

Slow-roast duck leg with bashed neeps and haggis

Slow-roast duck leg with bashed neeps and haggis

Serves 4

Honey-roast duck with flowering chives and black fungus

Divine duck: Mark Hix cooks with the most succulent of birds

It's the perfect ingredient with which to create these warming winter dishes.

Brandy snaps are perfect with ice-cream

Brandy snaps

Makes about 10-15

Polpettine con Ricotta by Manuela Darling-Gansser

Ingredients to serve 6

Roasted radicchio with bacon and pangritata

Roasted radicchio with bacon and pangritata

Serves 4

1. Reinventing the heel:
£20, origins.co.uk - This intense moisturising cream works wonders on even the most dry and cracked heels. It's simple, effective and luxurious.

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1. Reinventing the heel

£20, origins.co.uk

This intense moisturising cream works wonders on even the most dry and cracked heels. It's simple, effective and luxurious.

Talisker whisky truffles

Talisker whisky truffles

Makes about 20

A Little of What you Fancy, 464 Kingsland Road, London E8

Finding new Dalston restaurant A Little of What You Fancy is a bit of a challenge.

Mark's stuffed roast turkey

Roast turkey

Serves 8-10

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Album: Accentus, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Mendelssohn: Christus; Cantates Chorales (Naïve)

Salvaged from an unfinished three-part oratorio originally titled "Earth, Heaven & Hell", the two sections of Mendelssohn's "Christus" deal with the Nativity and the Passion, jumping abruptly from birth to betrayal with no intervening exposition.

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