Category Archives: Storecupboard cooking

Banana, sultana and almond loaf

Manky banana alert – why can’t we ever get through the damned things? No matter how green they are when I buy them they ripen in an instant – infuriating. Well only slightly coz it’s always an excuse to bake … Continue reading

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Quick meal: Fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football … Continue reading

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Lunch fix: Puff pasties

Saturday lunchtimes are a frenzied affair. Sam has swimming and we usually all go for a dip while he has his lesson. So when we get back we’re normally starving hungry and just empty the contents of the fridge onto … Continue reading

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Creamy minted pea dip

Making your own dips might seem like a waste of time when you can buy them in the shops, but honestly this little fella takes about 5 minutes of your time. And for that little investment you’ll be richly rewarded … Continue reading

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Super swift dessert: Lemon curd syllabub

I’ve been cooking some of the recipes from the┬áTesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. Having been delighted with the inspirational roasted … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of leftovers

Some people are quite squeamish about leftovers. They either chuck them out, or leave them festering in the fridge and then chuck them out! My approach is to portion them off and either freeze for another day, or send them … Continue reading

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Quick lunch: eggy crumpets

Eggy bread is lush. Fact. Eggy crumpets are super lush. FACT FACT FACT!!!!! We needed a quick and comforting lunch on Sunday when we were in the midst of a marathon weekend of birthday parties – Sam had three to … Continue reading

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