Category Archives: November

Rabbit with Onions and Prunes

Tonight’s dinner was inspired by recent brief trips to Morroco and France. In Marrakech I had a lovely lamb with onion and prune tagine heaped with saffron-sweet caramalised onions. It was so good I had it two days running.   … Continue reading

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Pumpkin , Sausage and Sage Casserole

My halloween always involves carving a pumpkin. Cutting a lid &  scooping out some of the flesh and seeds , and carving a rough approximation of a scary face   and setting it in the window lit by a single tealight. … Continue reading

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Slow Baked Madeira Spiced Shoulder of Lamb

Dinner for my mum last night, it had to be this shoulder of lamb since I need to make some freezer space for Xmas ,  sorting through my cupboards found a bottle of madeira which is quite sweet so figured … Continue reading

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Castle Green Christmas Market

You might have thought after the Good Food show I would be all food shopped out but managed to summon a little energy to head for a final foodie fling.  Bristol like most English cites nowadays has a little continental … Continue reading

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BBC Good Food Show

BBC Good Food Show definitely lives up to its name …. hundreds of stalls , plenty of tasting and demonstrations . It was my first time but there were clearly lots of regulars envy-inducingly well equipped with shopping trolleys. My … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver with Lentils

How is this for frugal cooking, really smacks of the seventies but trust me its lovely . You could add cream at the end but I don’t think it needs it . Next time for an extra iron hit I … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Cider and Rosemary

Its a standing joke that as a West Country girl I do love my cider after a long days walking. ( or at a festival – proper cider I hasten to add that doesn’t have cubes of ice in it … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with mint & yogurt dressing.

This is a really nice light evening meal but very zingy. Roasting roasting chickpeas gives them a delicious chewy texture removes the powdery texture they can sometimes have and while roasted  cauliflower sounds wrong it works very well  carmalises ( … Continue reading

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Roasted Parsnip and Carrot Soup

I have been a very bad blogger recently , though I have been eating pretty well due to some excellent preperation of food from the freezer , meals  they tend not to look too appetising quickly reheated and chewed down … Continue reading

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Bacon and Leek Quiche

Lots of leftovers from the weekend , bacon and eggs from cooked breakfasts. They needed using up so a quick quiche for the freezer made with granary flour pastry which gives a nutty edge Bacon and Leek Quiche 100g of … Continue reading

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