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Dorset Apple Cake

I was born and raised in Dorset and have oftened 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 felt…

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 mug...…

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 cheesecakes…

Tex-Mex Chicken

I don't know whether my decision to call this Tex-Mex Chicken could be considered contentious, as I have no idea if you'd find this sort of food along the American/Mexican border. I chose the name on…

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 a…

Falafel Burgers

When I was at University in the late 90s it felt like you could get Falafel pretty much everywhere you went - probably because I was frequenting the sorts of places that served them as…

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Ginger and Garlic Prawns

Normally you only find preserved stem ginger being used in baking, to add a little bit of sweet heat to cakes and biscuits. I had a jar that needed to be used up and wondered…

One Pot Chicken and Gnocchi

When you're pressed for time and just want a satsifying dinner there's a lot to be said for one-pot cooking and this Chicken and Gnocchi is a great example of how it doesn't always need…

Pancake Day!

It's Pancake Day! Ok, ok, I know it's technically Shrove Tuesday and represents the last day before Lent for the Christian community, but I'm not a religious person and very much follow the secular route…

Pancetta and Gruyère Pancakes

Sitting somewhere between a pizza and a tostada, these Pancetta and Gruyère Pancakes are a great way to make a light supper from a few simple ingredients. Pancetta & Gruyère Pancakes The classic flavours of cheese…

Creamy Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pancakes

Take Pancake Day to another level with these deliciously savoury Creamy Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pancakes. They're filled with a simple mixture of mushrooms, crème fraîche and blue cheese, then topped with gruyere before being grilled until crisp…

Simple Pancake Recipe

I don't know about you but there are certain recipes that don't really need to be referred back to when you make them as they have a simple, foolproof method. This recipe for Pancakes is one…

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Pizza Frittata

Every now and then Michael goes out for Afternoon Tea with his colleagues. It's a lovely thing to do, but it inevitably means an afternoon is spent gorging on cakes and sandwiches to accompany a…

Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake

When you have friends round for a casual supper you don't always want to be stuck in the kitchen preparing food. This big, tasty Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake is a great way to get…

Creamy Chicken, Bacon and Sundried Tomato Pie

I can't deny that the photos for this Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pie don't quite match the instructions shown below, but with good reason. When I was planning this recipe I envisaged a deliciously creamy chicken…

Bulgogi Beef Rice Bowl

Sometimes I plan meals and other times I am guided by what we have in the house. On this occasion an excess of thin-cut steak precipitated the following recipe for Korean-inspired Bulgogi Beef Bowls. I…

Baked Fish with Homemade Salsa

As well as having a "meat-free day" every week, Michael and I are also trying to have a "fish and/or seafood day" too - partly to mix things up in our diets but also because…