A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart

Blue Wensleydale and Wild Garlic Tart

A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart Tomorrow, the 18th April, is Good Friday; or, Hot Cross Bun day as I used to call it when I was little! Although many Christians observe a “no meat Friday” every week of the year, it’s probably true to say that most people regardless of their religion also adopt a… 

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A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy's Breakfast! "Hillybilly County Fair" Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe I lived in the States for a spell in the early 80′s, and I remember home-made “County Fair” cornbread with fond memories; the area that I lived in was part of Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County, where the Amish people live in small communities – it is… 

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Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella A simple Saturday supper dish, (or a light luncheon and mid-week supper dish) is my recipe of the day today – something that most people can rustle up from store cupboard and pantry staples, and a tasty recipe that is on the table in under an… 

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Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free)

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for a Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free) Cue a busy day, I am still suffering from post-travel fatigue and lethargy, suitcases are abandoned with the contents spewing out like a collapsed circus tent…..train tickets and passports set the kitchen table and “travel snacks” adorn several areas of the kitchen surfaces, it’s… 

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Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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Slow Cooking with the Ginger Pig! Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub (Slow Cooker/Crock Pot) Recipe

Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub

Slow Cooking with the Ginger Pig! Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub (Slow Cooker/Crock Pot) Recipe Today’s post is all about spice, comfort food and a new cookbook…..it’s a recipe that I have fallen in love with and that will be a frequent visitor to my kitchen, it’s easy to prepare and cook and is… 

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Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe – Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread

Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe - Zuri's South African Picnic Bread

Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe – Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread – Today’s post is tinged with some sadness; my recipe today is for Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread, and it has been made by way of a condolence message for my good friend Zuri (Zuretha) who lost her husband Gideon last… 

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Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe

Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe

Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe Today, the 5th January, is Twelfth Night, not to be confused with Epiphany, which is tomorrow on the 6th January. Traditionally, it’s the day that all the decorations and cards come down, lest you bring bad luck into your home for… 

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Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons Without being boring, as well as being predictable, diets are very topical after the blow-out sessions over the festive period, and as I have lost so much weight on the 5:2 diet over the last year, I will… 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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