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Cranberry Mince Pies

Cranberry Mince Pies

Christmas means my cranberry mince pies. Well, it means stuffing and bread sauce and sprouts and all that too, but mince pies are high on the list. Mince pies are not savoury, as some of my non-British friends think, and of course I don’t blame 

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe

Meaty Mushroom and Spinach Tagliatelle Pasta Recipe  Pasta is something I became wary of, not cooking it, but how much of it I ate.  It’s got the reputation of making us fat and as someone who deals with an eating disorder, I got scared of 

Pierre Robert Cheese

Pierre Robert Cheese

To say I love cheese would be the one of the most under of statements. I eat cheese every day, often more than once… honestly, more than that. If you open my fridge you’ll find at least three or four different kinds, always. Normally, I 

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote – Save the sunshine. Compote is basically fruit cooked in it’s own syrup. It’s a really good way of using up or preserving lots of fruit when it’s in season. And, if you’ve got some fruit that’s not ripe, this’ll give it 

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad : Versatile and delicious This is my third summer, or at least part of summer, in Italy. Every year I tell myself, I’m going to research lots of local recipes and cook them in my cute kitchen, imagining myself the spitting image 

South West India

South West India

Bangalore Cochin and Kerala – Travelling and Eating South West India – Bangalore Cochin and Kerala – Travelling and Eating I suppose every foodie has their own Mecca, and mine has to be India.  I know, I know, you’d probably expect it to be France 

Harissa Chicken

Harissa Chicken

I have so many chicken recipes, it’s almost embarrassing. But it’s such an easy meat to work with and everybody loves it. Out of all my chicken recipes, I make harissa chicken most often. I think of my harissa chicken as being the Little Black 

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

It was reading this article in The Scotsman that made me get my fried chicken recipe out again. Apparently, the Scots, with our penchant for deep frying may have been responsible for inspiring the quintessentially American classic, fried chicken. I knew we’d taken our music 

Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

Summer would not be summer without a celebrating strawberries, and what better way than in the form of a pavlova? Pavlova is one of my, no, it’s not one of my favourites, it is my favourite dessert to make at home.  If you’ve never tried 

Fully Loaded Hummus

Fully Loaded Hummus

Who doesn’t love hummus?  If that person exists, I haven’t met them yet.  And thank goodness, as this dish is one of my staples for a summer gathering.  It’s a real crowd pleaser, one of those dishes everyone seems to congregate around. This is a