Monthly Archive: October 2018

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Turkey Saltimbocca

Sometimes simplicity is king when it comes to cooking. I do try and stick to that approach where I can, but many of my recipes look positively complex when compared to this Turkey Saltimbocca....

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Tikka Salmon with Jewelled Rice

Everyone enjoys a curry, don’t they? Like most Brits I tend to leave the hard work to the professionals and rely on my local takeaway to deliver the goods if I’m in need of...

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Twice-baked Cheddar Cheese Soufflé

Depending on your age I suspect that you either view a soufflé as the height of sophistication or a flashback to an almost forgotten time when they were everywhere. Either way, for some reason...

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Butternut Squash, Macaroni & Cheese

I love Macaroni Cheese but it’s one of those dishes I have to make sparingly as I would gladly eat several portions in one sitting… I have wonderful memories of it throughout my life,...

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Simple Cherry Compote

For something that’s so easy to make, a Cherry Compote is an amazingly versatile thing to have around the kitchen. You can use it in baking as a filling for sponge cakes, to top...

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Triple Chocolate Brownies

I like to write a little introduction to most of my recipes, but in this case I think I’ll let the food do the talking – therefore, I present to you my Triple Chocolate...

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Dorset Apple Cake

I was born and raised in Dorset and have often wondered what the link is between the county and its eponymous apple cake. I’m sure plenty of apples are grown here but it’s never...

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Cherry Bakewell Cake

I love a Cherry Bakewell and in days past I could sit down with half a dozen of them along with a cup of tea and run out of cakes before I’d emptied my...

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Vegan Rocky Road

I love a bit of Rocky Road – indeed I’ve posted a recipe for a more traditional version of it on the blog before – but this a variation on the theme that came...

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Honeycomb

There are some recipes that feel like they’re part science experiment and part magic – for me Honeycomb is definitely one of them.  It seems a little crazy that you get so much of...

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Lemon Ginger Drizzle Cake

One of my favourite childhood memories has to be that of baking at the weekend with my either my Mum or my Nan (well, that and making pompoms from a ball of wool and...

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Lazy Garlic Chicken

Sometimes you get to the end of the week wanting a bit of a treat for dinner, but you either don’t have the right things in the cupboard or just don’t have the energy...

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Honey Balsamic Salmon

Simple doesn’t always mean boring, does it? After all, when you have good tasty ingredients the last thing you want to be doing is burying them under an overwhelming sauce and almost pretending they’re...

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

As I’ve said before most of the food I cook is the result of advance planning, prior experience and random moments of inspiration. Michael loves to lovingly tease me about my food planner –...

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Margarita Chicken

Anyone who knows me will be more than aware of my fondness for cocktails – make it bright, mix it up, stick a sparkler and you’re onto a winner. I’ve got a raft of...

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Crispy Paprika Potatoes with Alioli-inspired Dip

Smokey, sweet and full of flavour – these crisp pototoes are perfectly paired with a creamy, garlic-rich dip. Print Recipe Crispy Paprika Potatoes with Alioli-inspired Dip Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15...

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Thai-spiced Sautéed Potatoes

  Print Recipe Thai-spiced Sautéed Potatoes The gentle, Thai-inspired seasoning on these potatoes makes a delicious change from the usual “salt and/or garlic and/or and herbs” approach that I would normally take.  Prep Time10...

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Sweet Potato Fries

Normally when I see the words “Oven Baked” in front of Sweet Potato Fries I’m prepared for disappointment. They’re rarely crispy and usually a little overcooked or seriously undercooked. Trouble is that I don’t...

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Swede and Carrot Mash

Talk about Retro! As a child I hated Swede and Carrot Mash, but these days I find it to be a total comfort food – quickly taking me back to a time when someone...

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Parmentier Potatoes

These deliciously crisp little cubes of potato are simple to make yet packed with flavour. I probably make these at least once a week – though I do play with the flavours – as...

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Mini Roast Potatoes

It may be the height of summer and it may be 25°C outside, but I don’t think it’s ever too warm for Roast Potatoes. These Mini Roast Potatoes are cut into smaller pieces, around...

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Low-Fat Potato and Apple Salad

This warm summer weather plays havoc with my appetite. It’s not that I stop eating (anyone who knows me would be seriously concerned if I did) rather I do find myself completely turned off...

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Hasselback Potatoes

There’s a lot to love about a Hasselback Potato and to me they’re the perfect combination of jacket, roast and sautéed potato in one, on top of which they look incredible and always impress...

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Egg Fried Rice

Who doesn’t love a bowl of Egg Fried Rice as part their favourite Chinese takeaway? It’s not difficult to make at home and the ingredients list is pretty much contained within its name –...