Monthly Archives: December 2008

Chocolate Orange and Stem Ginger Truffles

Last year chocolate truffles went down very well , and though Nick the lovely boyfriend has assumed responsibility for the majority of the Christmas gift making I found a lovely jar blue and white jars filled with stem ginger that … Continue reading

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Steak with Celeriac Remoulade

Things have been very manic lately I have been  working long hours , commuting and with more than  the odd work Christmas I have been  left  with little time to do any real food shopping which has meant raiding the … Continue reading

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Bunny and Barley Stew

When the whole is greater than the sum of the two parts. This was totally based on needing to put something together in rush tonight.  I had some rabbit joints in the freezer cooked ages ago ,but not a lot. … Continue reading

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Pot Barley Soup

Got home after a horrible day how much did I need a hug but soup had to do ,  hearty and delicious simple vegetable soup with pot barley , this should be a very chunky soup the pot barley gives … Continue reading

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Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Spurred on by the now annual Eat Christmas Cookies at Food Blogga I am busy making Christmas cookies, these might not be an obvious Christmas recipe but the red cranberries and green pumpkin seeds seem pretty festive . You could … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Vanilla and Pink Peppercorns

Bought these pink peppercorns and just wanted to use them straightaway, luckily there was some pork reduced . Pink peppercorns are not true peppercorns but similar tasting berries which have a delicate and fragrant, combining them with fresh vanilla pods … Continue reading

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Spiced Baked Apricots

Desserts do not have to be complicated to taste stunning. This is a simple and lovely dessert which takes seconds to prepare and minutes to cook but the results is rich and homely.  Delicious with yogurt or ice cream  Worth … Continue reading

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