A Vegetarian Light Lunch: Three Cheese and Swiss Chard Pasta Bake Cake

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A Vegetarian Light Lunch: Three Cheese and Swiss Chard Pasta Bake Cake As the mornings get lighter, and my trip down to the hen-house gets earlier, I am want to muse on the changing seasons and the promise of spring; the melodious song of the resident blackbird accompanies me on my walk to the bottom of… 

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St Patrick’s Day Feast: Soda Bread, Ulster Fry & Salt Beef with Champ

Soda Bread

St Patrick’s Day Feast: Soda Bread, Ulster Fry & Salt Beef with Champ St Patrick’s Day is just under a week away now, and although I’m not Irish, I welcome the opportunity to cook Irish food for my friends and family. There’s something very honest and wholesome about traditional Irish fare, and so when Ocado contacted… 

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The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet

Baby Gem Lettuce and Spring Onions

The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet For all the gardeners out there, and that includes me, spring, and I feel that spring has truly arrived now, is a time to order your seeds, plan your garden and sow some of the early crops. We have two lovely gardens, both in France… 

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Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes

Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes

Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes Last week, I gave up sugar, which is not as bad as it sounds, as I eat very little sugar anyway, being more of a savoury person, although I do like a home-made cake or biscuit! Also, with being on the 5:2… 

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How Cool is your Fridge? Win a Fridge PLUS Old Bay Shrimp Recipe

Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine with a Spicy Creamy Dip,

How Cool is your Fridge? Win a Fridge PLUS Old Bay Shrimp Recipe Just how cool is your fridge, I was asked, and NO, it’s not the temperature, but my “fridge street cred”! Well, my fridge is a trifle packed at present, as I have LOTS of recipe development jobs to do, and it’s very… 

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce I have been fascinated by the “whole roasted cauliflower” thing for a while now – yes, I DO realise that to many people that means “I need to get out more”, but, please hear me out! It’s just such a great idea, a sort of veggie roast if… 

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Making an Easy Enchilada Sauce in under a Minute! (Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe)

Enchilada Sauce

Making an Easy Enchilada Sauce in under a Minute! (Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe) Today’s recipe is for Easy Enchilada Sauce – and I’m chuffed to dried chillies with the recipe, as it delivers everything I am looking for in a spicy sauce – it’s easy, quick, tasty and fulfils my desire for Mexican fare! I know… 

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Cooking with Herbs: Spring Herbs Link-Up Party for March

Spring Herbs

Cooking with Herbs: Spring Herbs Link-Up Party for March Welcome to a new Cooking with Herbs link-up party challenge. Last month was all about Winter Herbs, but as the first of March heralds the start of Spring, then the theme this month is for Spring Herbs! It’s hard to define Spring Herbs, but any herbs… 

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East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe

Shaker Lemon Pie

East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe The day was bright and sunny, the sun kissed my neck as I sat at a long refectory style table bench with a glass of cloudy home-made lemonade and a slice of Shoo-Fly Pie; the county fair was in full swing and besides all the livestock, entertainment and… 

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Tea Time Treats: Toast, On Toast & Toasties Virtual Cook Book & Round-Up

Toasted Teacakes

Tea Time Treats: Toast, On Toast & Toasties Virtual Cook Book & Round-Up Welcome to February’s round-up of all the TASTY TOASTED TEA TIME TREATS! We had another bumper entry and with the wind howling and the snow falling outside, it was wonderful to see so many cosy, toasted recipes! Jane and I have instigated… 

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