Archive | November, 2012

Cold comfort Northern food!

I shared this recipe with you all earlier in the blog but here is the photo! Cheap, comforting don’t forget the Tommy K! Panacalty.

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Cassoulet

“Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the south of France, containing meat (typically pork sausages, goose, duck and sometimes mutton), pork skin (couennes) and white haricot beans.” I’ve differed slightly from the traditional white haricot bean cassoulet, and added Puy Lentils but the same time, love and more importantly meat has gone into […]

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Tomato and grape chutney

There is nothing like a sunday evening, a glass of wine, a wedge of bread, some great cheese and a nice warm chutney to top it off! After putting my shopping away in the refrigerator i discover a few more items need using up pretty soon otherwise i may have something growing in my fruit and vegetable boxes […]

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Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka Cocktail

A friend of mine brought this strange bottle of spirit back from Poland for me while on a recent visit home. I had no idea what on earth it was or what to do with it. The Simple answer was to serve it with apple juice. So, for any of you that know me at […]

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Broccoli, Bacon & Blue Cheese soup with Herb de Provence croutons

ingredients: 3 Rashers fo Bacon 1 Head of Broccoli 1 Leek 1 Carrott 1 Celery stick 1 Potato Pint of stock veg or chicken 200g Blue Cheese 2 Slices of bread Olive Oil Herb de Provence Method: Chop your Bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy. Finely dice the leek, carrot & celery. Sautee […]

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When the Golden Girls met Paul Hollywood

We braved the crowds of the West End on Friday night to meet Paul Hollywood at his book singing in Selfridges. I think you can see by the photo’s the girls were all a little star struck.

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Banana and Blueberry Muffins

Everyone has been in the situation, a few dark coloured bananas in the fruit bowl, right? I hate wasting anything, so I looked at a few recipes for muffins and cupcakes I had and decided to add a bit of a twist and this is what I came up with. Makes 24 Muffins Ingredients 400g         Plain flour 1 tsp         […]

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Minced lamb burger on toasted wholemeal bread served with ratatouille.

To make the burger finely Dice 1 red onion saute with garlic and season. Allow to cool then mix with mince and add chopped basil and season. Bake for roughly 15 mins on 180. For ratatouille dice 1 onion 1 courgette 1 aubergine and 2 peppers of your choice. Start by frying your onion until […]

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Peanut and White Choc Cookies

Janes Peanut and choc chip cookies. The kitchen was filled with scent of butter, peanut and chocolate and could not resist a peep. My reward was an oven hot cookie that our delegates got to enjoy shortly after. The ultimate treat was to have a sample of the cookie dough still in its raw taste. […]

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Dabble with your Dinner

This is a great website from our friends at “Eat the seasons” which is a website we all use here at etc venues. Dabble with your Dinners is a great and very easy website to use and is all about getting you to not only add a veg to your usual dinners but it’s all about what’s […]

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