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Oven Chips

Not everybody has a deep fat fryer in the kitchen or the luxury of a chippy in close proximity to their home. This is an easy recipe that anyone can do. IngredientsPotatoes cut into large chipsLard rather than oilPaprika Add … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Cheese Sauce

With cheese being so expensive this simple little addition to cheese sauce makes the taste deeper and appear cheesier but by using less.As you make your roux (butter and flour) add a dollop of dijon mustard to the mix.   … Continue reading

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Stir Fry Veg

How often do we have odd vegetables left over; not quite enough to feed the whole family but you don’t want to throw them out? In my house they sit there and fester and end up being thrown out and … Continue reading

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5 Minute Meal

Five minutes and Five easy steps! This is such a fabulous store-cupboard quickie and absolutely perfect to send off to those youngsters starting out in the unknown territory of student digs.     I rarely do this as with a family … Continue reading

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Warm Chicken Salad

Autumn, particularly early on is a difficult time.  Just too hot for the full roast but too cold for another Sunday barbecue so what do you serve?   Having planned according to the weather forecast I was doing a roast … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Fennel Gratin

Sometimes especially with side dishes I am a little more adventurous and cook separate sides for us and the children.    We had this to accompany our fish but it would go equally well with cold meats or could stand … Continue reading

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BBQ Sauce

Yet another sunny weekend – it is such a pleasure to be able to plan a BBQ and almost be guaranteed a warm barmy evening to enjoy the last rays of the sun with a cool glass of wine, a … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion and Tomato Tart

Some times you have a glut of something left in the fridge and nothing seems to use these particular ingredients so they sit around waiting to go off.   That is when I try to create something and regular dishes … Continue reading

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caterwaul

People keep pets for many different reasons: for company, to breed, as working pets or in my case to help out.   The kittens that I have now acquired are the biggest time wasters that I find in my daily routine.  … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion Marmalade

Not the kind you add to your breakfast toast but fabulous with sausages and any cold meats.  It will keep for a while in the fridge so bring it out at BBQ time.This is dead easy to make and I … Continue reading

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