Category Archives: December

Cauliflower Risotto with Anchovy Crumbs

Been away for Christmas seeing the Lake District, it was my first visit and I have to say I fell more than a little in love with the place, it is just beautiful even covered in a foot of snow. … Continue reading

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Mince Pies and Missed Parties

I have had flu for nearly the best part of a week,  the worst part has been I have had to work from home , missing the build up to Christmas and even the work Christmas do . It also … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Kale, Anchovies , Garlic & Chilli

I’m home alone tonight and in late so getting something needed to be quick so I am falling back on a storecupboard classic  anchovies,  chilli  & garlic ,  unami and heat. They perfectly complement iron rich vegetables like kale, broccoli … Continue reading

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Stuffed Squash

Stuffed squash is really just a poshed up baked potato. But love filling the squash with leftovers , odds and ends from the vegebox,  the end of a loaf of bread toasted and made into breadcrumbs , some slightly hardened … Continue reading

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Lime Pickle

After the success of a Brinjal pickle over the summer I wondered if I could repeat the success with another Indian pickle favourite Lime Pickle. I am guilty of sneaking a teaspoon or two from the fridge, and it’s lovely … Continue reading

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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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