Author Archives: Becky

Chocolate and Banana Gruffalo Cake – Emily’s 3rd Birthday

This is the first year Emily has been big enough to be able to ask what kind of cake she wanted. The answer was an instant “Gruffalo” . After some googling a 3D cake seemed rather out of my skill-set and with … Continue reading

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Pasta with Nduja and Green Vegetables

Poor poor neglected blog it’s like that pet that you have before you have a child and then completely ignore. Except my blog doesn’t start scratching the furniture and weeing in my shoes, it just sits their forlornly with occasional requests … Continue reading

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Beef Brisket with Carrot and Peanut Sauce

Two years ago some new things came into my life. A slow cooker ,  a pressure cooker and a baby. The first two have definitely made it easier coping with the latter. A pressure cooker cooks things very fast when … Continue reading

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Mutton Tagine

More magic from the slow-cooker, so easy  I don’t even sear the meat, never needed to, all the ingredients  thrown in  first thing in the morning  and after even the worst day a delicious meal. I really love Lamb but … Continue reading

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Red Thai Curry Spiced Beef Ribs

It’s got very cold, so the slow cooker is on overdrive. No soggy brown stews here, I need stickiness and spice. Beef ribs are something you never see in supermarkets so you need to visit a butcher. I hit the … Continue reading

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A dirty kebab

I managed to write two blog posts last year. Truly pathetic and when I look at what other people have accomplished pretty shaming. But work has been busy, so busy I have failed to take even half my annual leave … Continue reading

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Slow cooker Fennel Roasted Pork Ribs & a vote for Green Spaces.

Poor neglected blog. The truth is working full time and trying to cram in time with Toddler Em, cook food to eat and try to say more than 3 words a day to Nick, something had to give. But I … Continue reading

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Beef and Beetroot Curry

  We are back to using a vegebox,this time from local Eden Farms, now a vegebox this time of year is pretty root-based the odd leafy cabbage. Beetroot feature heavily but once you have shredded them for salad , made … Continue reading

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Spiced Beef Brisket – Slow Cooker

Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Made easy contains a recipe for a Sri Lankan Beef Smore , a spiced brasied beef dish,  she suggests using a beef shoulder meat tied, chuck or brisket. I am always looking for new recipes for brisket … Continue reading

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Sustainable Sushi – Mackerel Sashimi and Smoked Mackerel Sushi Rolls

This week Nick was sitting his first exam in more than 20 years. When I asked what he wanted to eat to celebrate the end he said sushi. Visits to conveyor belt restaurants are definitely out with Em – pretty … Continue reading

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