Before beginning I would like to make a special thanks to two people on twitter who contributed recipes which I ultimately adapted to arrive at what I have set out below. A big thanks to Chris Stephen (@otherfoodbird) and Barbara (@BeesKneesBC). Without your contributions I would probably be still staring at the shoulder of ham in the fridge right now!
OK for anyone expecting a recipe that they can actually follow...good luck! I think what follows would be best termed inspiration rather than a recipe, but here goes