Category Archives: Casseroles, Curries and Chillis

Chipotle Sauce

Thomasina Miers book Mexican Food Made Easy , added a new item to the top shelf of my fridge “Chipotles en adobo” joins , home preserved lemons , marinading olives , roasted garlic and peppers (steeping in oil) as the … Continue reading

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Masala Mackerel with Daal and Salad

Someone confided to me at a music festival recently “I’ve only got a day left, so I am trying to plan which food stands to try. I don’t want to miss out.”   Later someone else admitted that they were experiencing … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Events and Festival, Fish, Grains and Pulses | 6 Comments

Vietnamese Beef Stew with Star Anise

I love reading recipes books in in bed in fact on returning from a few days away from home my boyfreind proudly related he had carried 20 books back down from the bedroom. I am even prouder to say I … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Meat | 3 Comments

Punjabi Chicken and Spinach

With the rain thundering down I am desperate for warming food, but conscious of the need for hit of green, Happily there are huge bags of spinach in the grocers so I grabbed a couple.  After a quick browse I … Continue reading

Posted in August, Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Chicken | 6 Comments

Spicy Chilli Coconut Prawn Soup with Kohlrabi Noodles

My boyfriend and I spent three years weekend commuting to see each other at weekends , 100 miles each way. Within the first month he arrived on a Friday night to find me shivering on my sofa declaring myself,  “Dying … Continue reading

Posted in August, Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Summer | 7 Comments

Madhur Jaffrey’s Spiced Yogurt Leg of Lamb

A couple of weeks ago in Bristol I was sniffing around St Nicks Market bookstore and picked up a copy of Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery , this was a book that sat beside Delia in my house growing up indeed … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Lamb, May, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring | 11 Comments

Curried Goat with Rice and Peas

There is a new stall in Nottingham Market , with cow skin , goat feet, chicken feet and hearts. It really reminded my of Morrocan markets ( though lacking the goats heads) No pictures yet taking a camera out in … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Lamb, March, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring | 11 Comments

Indian Spiced Mackerel

Went into Derby this weekend to check out the markets , despite being in a landlocked county Derby has at least three good permanent fish stalls in the market each with a massive range of fish and friendly staff . … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, March, Spring | 4 Comments

Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry

Its Spring,  sunny bright and warm as anything .W e have been digging up the garden to get in some  summer bulbs . It seemed only fitting then that last nights dinner was made with homegrown pumpkin really the only … Continue reading

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Chicken Peanut Stew

I was searching for inspiration from my Flickr pictures from last year .. decided to share this Chicken Peanut Stew a food from my childhood and fantastic store cupboard food , dare I say in in the wake of the … Continue reading

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