A 30-minute summery take on pork and beans – grilled lemon and thyme pork chops with a cider bean casserole

Cooking by weather Unfortunately, the ever-changing climate we are experiencing in Europe has turned summer topsy-turvy. I know people already associate the UK with rain and bad weather but what we are going through this summer really is bordering on the ridiculous. Parts of the country are flooded again while in the South-east where I … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures: a red cabbage, stilton and walnut salad (with caramelised red onions)

Simple pleasures = happiness   It has been way too long since I posted a salad recipe and I’m doubly happy about this one because it was a fluke and a surprise. It was also a joint creation with my husband (making it that much more memorable) and something that we threw together in haste … Continue reading

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You can’t get more autumnal than making French toast for breakfast on a cold, misty morning

Simple is best It’s not even 9am on a Saturday morning today as I sit here typing. I didn’t actually even want to be up before 9am this morning on a Saturday. But I was up, on a Saturday, at 9am (get the message yet? :)) because at 5am, I was woken up by what … Continue reading

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Barbecue buddies: my ultimate potato salad

The bigfatnoodle’s ultimate potato salad Potato salad recipes can be a sensitive subject. Everyone has their own favourite recipe which they naturally think is the best and I’m not one to argue with them. With so many types of potato and thousands of ways to make a potato salad, every one of them’s a winner … Continue reading

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