Monthly Archives: October 2012

Patrick’s Plum Cake

Plums.  Glorious purple, red, maroon juicy plums – delicious as they are but the perfect answer to all manner of puddings, breakfasts, cakes or tarts.  It is getting a little late in the season but there are still plenty around … Continue reading

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Things with drinks…

Having a cold glass of something alongside a crunchy salty little number is a proper treat at the end of the day.  I do like crisps occasionally but would rather turn to these delicious, moreish toasted seeds.  Far better for … Continue reading

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Pudding for Breakfast

    A couple of years ago I decided I had had enough of cereal for breakfast.  It has done me proud over the past 40 odd years but I was bored of it and had to call time.  As … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs

Lamb Meatballs with Flatbreads and Garlic Yoghourt This is a fabulous, hands-on, napkins required lunch that makes me happy just to think about it.  Warm pliable bread, herby and spiced fragrant lamb, cool minty garlicky yogurt all in a spectacularly … Continue reading

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Bashed Chicken

Whilst I don’t believe in “children’s” food per se (why should it be different to grown up food?) there are things I cook specifically for tea for my children.  When we have small friends over I make what you might … Continue reading

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Soup with greens

Chicken Stock Broth with Cavolo Nero This is for those times when you’ve had a chicken and then had the energy or foresight to make stock out of the carcass.  I know I should every time but I admit I … Continue reading

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A Birthday Cake

  The birthday cake – a perfect place to start baking.  This cake was such an act of love – both the planning and the execution.  My little boy making the mixture, adding a bit extra vanilla extract (which he … Continue reading

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Chicken with harissa

Thinking of easy delicious suppers for every night can be exhausting.  Inevitably I think we all resort to the old favourites which we can shop for and cook without too much stress.  Sometimes though just a little variation can be … Continue reading

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