Tag Archives: casserole

Steak and ale stew with mustard and thyme dumplings

I was thrown down the challenge by Morrison’s of coming up with my perfect British beef dish, using fresh seasonal ingredients. It’s to┬ápromote their new range of fresh beef from traditional British breeds including Shorthorn, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus. The … Continue reading

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Pork, chickpea and chorizo stew

When you have a baby and are stuck in a timewarp of sleepless nights, feeding and changing nappies, cooking meals really are the last thing on your mind. So the nicest present I think you can give a new mum … Continue reading

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Adventures with a slow cooker

Bunging a load of ingredients in a casserole and then leaving it to transform itself into a one-pot wonder, is my kind of cooking. It’s not glamorous but it’s highly practical. There are so many plus points: You can do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meals in Heels

I was given Jennifer Joyce’s super-girly cookery book Meals in Heels by my friend Ris as a birthday present. It’s a very glamorous looking publication full of illustrations of impossibly groomed women decked out in vertiginous heels and cocktail dresses … Continue reading

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Cowboy Stew

I bought new pans at the weekend, a VERY exciting moment for a kitchen geek such as myself. Matthew was in a rare ‘let’s spend some money’ mood, so I capitalised on it and made a dash for the kitchen … Continue reading

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Warming goulash – defy the chill!

Cold snap or is this the way winter manifests itself these days? Whatever it is, the UK loves to grind to a standstill the minute a flake of snow appears. Well really I mean London, coz hardened Northerners are quite … Continue reading

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Beef and dark ale casserole

After a glorious two weeks in Southern Brittany we’ve returned to a very autumnal London – conkers, auburn leaves, rain, windfall apples littering the patio. So there’s only one thing for it – a nice old fashioned casserole. Both my … Continue reading

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