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A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara┬áDanesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … 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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Green mac and cheese from Innocent’s book Hungry

Macaroni cheese is such a classic family meal, the only trouble with it is it’s a bit lacking in the veg department. So I was eager to try out a version I spotted in Innocent’s new cookbook Hungry? I shall … Continue reading

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Guest post: Fresh tomato soup

I’m very honoured to be hosting some fantastic guest posts over the next couple of weeks while I escape to France for a fortnight of no internet connection (deep breaths) and lots of good times with my boys. First up … Continue reading

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Storecupboard dinner fix: Roasted tomato and cheddar rice

This comforting dish is similar to a risotto except you’re using less sophisticated ingredients like ordinary long grain rice and cheddar cheese. It’s also less laborious – only needing an occasional stir rather than constant monitoring. It’s a proper store … Continue reading

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Chicken parmigiana

I haven’t posted a recipe for a proper meal in what seems like ages, so I’m going to pull my socks up this week and hit with you some family friendly fodder. I’ve been inspired by May’s copy of BBC … Continue reading

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Simple lunch idea: Mozzarella in Carrozza

Matthew was working at the weekend and Sam went to stay with his Uncle Markie, so that left Arlo and I home alone and fancy free. It was lovely being able to have some time just the two of us. … Continue reading

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