Monthly Archives: November 2010

Spiced Squash (Pumpkin) Tart

Yesterday was Thanksgiving despite having no connection to the US my ongoing mission to use up squash saw me making a version of Pumpkin Pie . You can use any orange fleshed squash for this recipe , I doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Red Thai Squash and Beef Curry

This year the squash did very well growing in the garden alongside a handful of ornamental gourds , although picked a few months ago they keep well somewhere cools and dry ( my in-laws keep their stocks going right through … Continue reading

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Mushroom Soup

The Guardian Word of Mouth column recently asked people what  branded ingredient they secretly added in cookery , most of the readers comments admitted to a sneaky dash of tomato ketchup , anchovy essence,  Worcestershire Sauce/Hendersons Relish to boost sauces. … Continue reading

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Sausages and Home-Made Baked Beans

I went to order the Christmas Turkey at the butchers on Monday. The deal is we buy it and my  in laws will cook it. Rumour has it my mother in law cooks the Turkey with belly pork on top, … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Butternut Squash Gratin

This really isn’t a recipe but a throw together  dish packed with autumn flavours without the stodge.  Sweet roasted butternut squash and silky onions , juicy fat slices of mushrooms & crunchy  cheesy thyme breadcrumbs . This is a good … Continue reading

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Pork Pie

My lovely boyfriend Nick puts up with a lot to indulge my interest (passion/obssesion)  with cooking ; the overstuffed freezer, cupboards and even garage ( currently home to sacks of chillis) , questioning about whether something tastes OK before it … Continue reading

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London Particular Pea and Ham

I’ve been eating a lot of soup recently , partly as it is an excellent way to plough through the vegbox and also because working at home in the cold weather, hot soup is a frugal alternative to central heating. … Continue reading

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