Monthly Archives: January 2008

Apricot and Almond Upside Down Cake

Sort of playing around with the apple and almond cake recipe from recently, this time though dried not fresh fruit , its still January not matter how much I want to believe its summer. So there will be tea and … Continue reading

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Leek and Lemon Risotto

Back home to an emptyish fridge , but leeks from the vegebox , they do seem to last forever. If the snowdrops are to be belived Spring is on its way….this certainly looks like a Spring dish and tastes light … Continue reading

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Three Bean Chilli

First weekend in two months is hasn’t rained lots of long walks round water making friends with the wildlife in the winter sunshine , but its still pretty cold when you get in a warming meal definitely required … out … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Soup

I had to hang around the flat this morning waiting for the telephone engineer so watching a bit of Nigella Bites, she was doing comfort food making risotto which meant I then craved it all day and was planning to … Continue reading

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Quick Apple and Almond Cake

Also this weekend realised it had been such a busy week, I had not baked any cake !! Such a crime for the true domestic goddess which I aspire to be . Plenty of apples in the fruit bowl . … Continue reading

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Sunday Shepherds Pie

A nice alternative to a Sunday roast is a tasty pie its a good thing to heat through after a long walk and can be made entirely in advance .If I can’t make it out walking on a Sunday lazing … Continue reading

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Creamy Cruciferous Vegetable Soups

Broccoli Stilton and Walnut Soup. Creamy cruciferous vegetables , with a nutty bite , you might not want to leave this soup too long or it will go a kind of yellowy colour this dish takes less than 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Pizza

I had never made a pizza until about a year ago, watching the guys flipping pizza dough always made me feel it was beyond the reach of the home cook , however it is really very easy and both the … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

Everyone in the UK is sick at the moment with colds and flu , so far I have avoided it but this is a soup to ward off colds or help you recover, combining warm flavours of chilli , orange … Continue reading

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Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash stuffed with leeks, apples ,sage , walnuts and stilton If you have got over the trauma of stuffing a turkey and are suspicious of stuffed cabbage leaves thats resemble brains ( Sorry – flickr user Michl 007 .) … Continue reading

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