Category Archives: Side dishes

Delicious warm salad recipe

Those who know me, understand my passion for Leiths cookery school. It’s where I first got bitten by the bug to shift my career from news to food after doing a summer holiday course back in 2008. Leiths are sticklers … Continue reading

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The Daddy takeover: Holy Frijoles!

Today’s guest post comes from Ed Owen, the editor of DaddyBeGood, a website dedicated to fathers who want to be more involved with their kids and are looking for ideas and practical ways to enhance family life. It is written by … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm

Our allotment is churning out veg at the moment and it’s gathering pace by the week. The beetroots have been the highlight so far – big fat ruby beauties that we’ve really savoured. We’ve used them for healthy juices mixed … Continue reading

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Broccoli and tomato tart

Regular readers will know I’m a bit partial to a puff pastry tart, especially when all it requires is reaching for some ready-made ready-rolled pastry. Lazy? Me? Too right! It’s a real quickie of a meal, it takes about 30 … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Gratin – sneaky veg tactics

Cauliflower is SO good for you, but its slightly sour taste and brain-like appearance can make it extremely unappealing to children. My boys adore broccoli, indeed they eat it raw, but somehow cauliflower doesn’t quite cut it. So what do … Continue reading

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Simple side dish: Peas with shallots and bacon

I’m not hugely into making fancy side-dishes, it’s generally lightly blanched greens in this house. But I felt like breaking out a bit at the weekend and livening up the roast with this cracking little number. It’s super simple and … Continue reading

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Yorkshire pudding nirvana

It’s friday, and if any of you are considering making a roast this weekend, how about sticking a few of these on the side? The way to my boys’ heart is definitely batter related. So I puffed my chest out … Continue reading

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