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Beef and Vegetable Moroccan Stew

Em’s lovely nursery recently revamped their menus. I thought was pretty good before but now they have really gone all our with variety Here are few of the mains Szechuan Pork and Basmati Rice Carrot and Coriander with Orange Zucchini … Continue reading

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Hoisin Pork with Pancakes

This is an alternative to chinese crispy duck pancakes , delicious from Chinese restaurants but a pain to cook at home , I’ve done it but burnt fingers from stripping boiling duck really aren’t worth it . In this a … Continue reading

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Kale and Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree.

I was saying yesterday , I hate cooking. The thing that used to be my relaxation has rapidly become a miserable depressing chore. Done whilst a child wines or cries. Shopping done on sterile online shopping. And worst since I … Continue reading

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Everything All In Soup

Em is 3 years old now and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new baby. The optimist in me hopes she will continue to be a good helper . As she is at the age where she wants to do … Continue reading

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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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