Category Archives: February

Roast Pork Belly with Fennel and Apple Sauce

Valentines Day is rampant with commercialism , watching the panicked faces of men buying flowers at St Pancras Station only pushed the point home but this year am tying up our celebration in two great initatives Firstly Purple Love Week … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

Sweet potatoes are making a comeback in the vegebox  though my diets been  meaty recently . This was a quick and delicious dinner which would work well with butternut squash too but the sweet potato held its shape . Sweet … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Kebabs

The big news for me last week of course wasn’t the snow which prevented me from getting to work for but obviously the news that   doner kebabs are unhealthy , often containing  more than your daily allowance of saturated fat … Continue reading

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Sorry this is a repost somehow I deleted this blog entry from Sunday ( found in cache though) Brownie points earned in multiple this weekend not only did Nick sit through Sweeny Todd the Barber of Seville , while I … 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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Carrot Turnip and Apple Salad

My heart sank a little when I saw the turnip in the vegebox this week. They are heavy , dense and woodsy great for poaching a chicken and good in a long slow cooked stew however I have a few … Continue reading

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Pasta with kale, chilli and anchovy

Lots of cavolo nero ( kale) in the vegebox hunting around for a recipe without having to hunt out extra ingredients hit upon a recipe at The Times online . I suspect may become one of my storecupboard classics with … Continue reading

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Falafel with beetroot and carrot salad

I have celebrated fixing my oven full story below , by making Falafel , I love falafel but can never made to make the deep-fried variety at home , they always disintegrate in the pan . This recipe is full … Continue reading

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Stuffed Hearts – the other Valentines Meat

For a minute I considered doing these for Valentines Day but instead waited for a Saturday night in . Two hearts each is enough, these do really taste pretty luxurious the taste we agreed is between liver and game , … Continue reading

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Valentines Dinner

This was the Valentines Dinner I had planned to be light and a lot prepared in advance but with some lovely colours bit risky as I had never made any of these things before . Quite successully secreted alcohol in … Continue reading

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