A baked bean special: chinese-y pork and beans

Cooking with baked beans If you haven’t guessed from the title alone, my post today is all about cooking with baked beans. Everyone here normally eats baked beans on toast, or as part of an English breakfast. For me, a tin of baked beans evokes a completely different memory, and that’s because the only time … Continue reading

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A failsafe gingerbread recipe

The first of many batches this winter I came across this Delia Smith recipe at least 6-7 years ago and I’ve been making it religiously ever since. The moment autumn/winter sets in and the days grow cold, I’ll make at least 3 or 4 batches before Christmas because these are one of my husband’s favourite … Continue reading

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Green beans and Thanksgiving

Thanking you I follow a lot of bloggers from the US and at the moment, everyone’s posting their different Thanksgiving recipes, one of which is a green bean casserole – a dish I’d never even heard of before, much less tried or tasted (but I will, promise!). With my husband being English, and me being … Continue reading

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Boozy chocolate mousse with a crusty sugar topping

Mmmmmm, chocolate….. It’s been a while since I made this chocolate mousse for my husband. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I’m not really that crazy about chocolate but I do love these chocolate mousse pots. The only thing is that mousse is a bit boring to eat; by that, I mean that … Continue reading

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Pickled green chillies: an essential condiment with noodles

You get a gentler, sweeter hit of heat when you pickle green chillies Chillies are an essential condiment in southeast asian cooking, and none more so than pickled green chillies. For me, it’s essential to have some pickled green chillies, especially when you’re eating it with noodles, whether your noodles are fried, dry or cooked … Continue reading

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A rib-sticking winter warmer: sherry stewed lamb stroganoff

Sweet sherry I don’t get to eat lamb very often. My mom couldn’t stomach the taste or smell of it so when we were growing up, she’d only concede to roasting a leg of lamb (which she herself wouldn’t eat) once every couple of years. Unfortunately, my husband’s also not very keen on lamb. He … Continue reading

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Guilty as charged… I couldn’t resist and had to make this again but with strawbs instead :)

Ok, ok, I really have no excuses. I loved my easy lemon cheesecake pots so much that I had to make them again tonight. I actually only made one because husband was taking the high ground and resisting the lure of cheesecake (actually because he was opting for the chocolate pudding I’d made – that … Continue reading

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Easy lemon cheesecake (a healthier one too!)

Make your own crunchy base using toasted oats and nuts instead of biscuits A few weeks ago, I made some calorie-busting banofee cheesecake pots which were insanely delicious but I never stopped feeling guilty about how many calories there were in it. I love cheesecake but there has to be a way to make cheesecakes … Continue reading

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Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage

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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For Jane: fried okra chinese style

Meal for one 🙂 I met my friend Jane about 13 years ago. She was my client at the agency where I worked. I was her account director. I left the agency over six years ago, and while Jane and I have always lived in different countries, we became and have stayed friends ever since. … Continue reading

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