Monthly Archives: August 2010

Beetroot and chocolate cake – gimmick or masterstroke?

Vegetables and cake… well carrot cake works so why not beetroot. Inspired by my lovely friend Sian over at the marvellous pumpkinandpiglet who raves about the combo I rolled up my sleeves and got stuck in. I had a look … Continue reading

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Speedy salad

Salads don’t seem the obvious choice for feeding boys and firefighters, but this one certainly hit the spot with my lot. I used up a pot of shredded chicken leftover from the Sunday roast, grilled up a packet of bacon, … Continue reading

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Boulangère Potatoes

We’re a big lover of dauphinoise potatoes in this house, but I thought I’d try out something a bit different on the boys to go with our Sunday roast. I was reminded about Boulangère Potatoes when I was at Leiths. … Continue reading

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August’s Bake it! Toffee pecan ring

I didn’t particularly enjoy last Saturday. The weather was dreadful, my husband was laid out after a night on the town and I was exhausted after a full-on week with the boys. So what could remedy this? Outrageous amounts of … Continue reading

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Easy curry night: product review

I’ve been road testing some great products and thought I’d give you an update. The people at Pipers Farm sent me some great looking meat to try – how nice does this chicken look?! I’m really fussy about how lean … Continue reading

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Aromatic chicken with broccoli and shitake mushrooms

I tried another recipe from the forthcoming Stewed! cookbook and it was so lush I had to share it with my lovely readers… it’ll knock your socks off! This little number was an aromatic chicken stew – a Thai affair … Continue reading

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Tomato, ham and ricotta tarts

Tonight’s dinner was needed in a hurry. After a day walking the length and breadth of Kew Gardens everyone was hungry and tired. I adapted a recipe I found while rifling through August’s Good Food Magazine on the lookout for … Continue reading

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