Cooking with cherries: Lamb, cherry and feta burgers

I made this as it was just getting colder last year but it's perfect for summer too.

Cooking with cherries Many moons ago, I tried the Atkins diet. I did lose weight but as with all fad diets, the weight definitely crept back within a few months. One take-away from that episode in my life was certainly never to try fad diets again, but some of the recipes and techniques I researched … Continue reading

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My French cooking lesson: Isabelle’s saumon en papillote

Isabelle's saumon en papillote, with pickled lemons (genius!) creme fraiche and chives all wrapped in smoked salmon

Kudos to all mums Last weekend, my husband and I took a long overdue trip to Paris to visit some of our friends. A. was the best man at our wedding and it’s amazing to think that we’ve been friends with him for over 15 years. Work, life, distance, having a child (him, not us) … Continue reading

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Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage

Chicken galantine

Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage On 25 May, I was contacted by a Wiki project contributor for mycitycuisine. org who asked to me to submit this recipe to their Wiki site! Thanks very much for the offer Daniel! Chicken galantine (stuffed with a sausage, onion, sage and garlic stuffing) A few days … Continue reading

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Simple salads: fennel and green papaya

Fennel and green papaya salad

A taste of licorice  What I’ve really come to enjoy from starting this food blog is seeing how recipes evolve every time someone decides to tweak it to their individual taste. Another blogger I follow has even named her blog Recipe Adaptors.  I do it all the time too, like I’ve done today with this fennel … Continue reading

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No Fish Friday today: today we’re Fridge Raiders…

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Because I work from home, I get called on to get creative in the kitchen a lot more than your average man about the house. I don’t mind at all, as I’ve always loved cooking. To me, it’s one of the fundamentals in life that help ease you through the day, making something wholesome and … Continue reading

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You know winter’s on its way when the soups come out to play: curried squash and red lentil soup

One with fresh coriander for him, the other with fried shallots for me

An Autumn/Winter Warmer I originally planned to make this with roasted pumpkin to present to my father-in-law for his Fright Night Halloween event in Ferndown this month but I have to admit that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of pumpkin. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that I’d much rather choose … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish: red and white quinoa fish cakes

Red and white quinoa fish cakes with tilapia, parsley salad and tartare sauce

Friday is for fish: red and white quinoa fish cakes (made with tilapia fillets) I only discovered quinoa a few months ago in a salad but it was definitely love at first bite again. Ever since that time, I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with a recipe with quinoa but I didn’t want … Continue reading

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It’s pizza time! Homemade pizzas are yum-o!

Might margherita with basil

It’s pizza time! Home-made pizzas If you read my post on Sunday about my disastrous whoopsie pies, you’ll know that I’m not much of a baker. I can cook up a storm but when it comes to baking, I seriously don’t think I have the touch required. That’s why I’ve mostly avoided doing any baking. Until now… … Continue reading

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Slow cooked rolled roast pork with a sage, bacon and cranberry stuffing and home-made apple sauce and ketchup

So much of the fat has rendered off that you can practically see right through it.

Slow cooked rolled roast pork (with a sage, bacon and cranberry stuffing) Whenever I have a big group of friends coming over for dinner, like I did last night, my favourite recipe to turn to is this, a slow cooked rolled roast pork belly, stuffed with my own mixture of cranberries, bacon, sage from our … Continue reading

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Friday was for fish: crab linguine with crispy sage and prosciutto

Crab linguine with crispy sage and prosciutto

friday was for fish: crab linguini with crispy sage and prosciutto Bad enough I had to work late but after getting this dish prepared, photographed, eaten and then typed up, I couldn’t get my internet to work properly and now that I’m finally connected, it’s already Saturday! :) It’s been a while since I posted … Continue reading

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