Category Archives: Starters

Mmmm. Delicious autumn food

[is it still autumn??!] Who knew cauliflower could be so delicious? Twice-baked cauliflower souffles Ingredients 200g cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 onion, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 fresh thyme sprigs 350ml milk 80g unsalted butter 120g plain flour 4 eggs, … Continue reading

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Winter comfort food

Let’s start with dessert Chocolate cake I think you know what my priorities are. Yes. Chocolate is one of them. It’s a vegetable with lots of antioxidants. What’s that you say? Something about fat and sugar? Surely not! This is … Continue reading

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Something yummy to start with…

Recently I had a conversation in which I claimed that I didn’t much care for smoked food, then I paused hmmm on reflection I could not think of something I didn’t enjoy that was smoked. Consider: smoked oysters, smoked kippers, … Continue reading

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Savoury scones and parnsip soup with brown butter

Delicious buttery parsnip soup and scones. Perfect for a cold and rainy winters evening While the soup was great, the scones turned out fabulous. I was very surprised. I’ve never really believed those people who say that scones are so … Continue reading

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Goats’ cheese, tomato and (don’t forget the) basil tart

When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste.  ~Laiko Bahrs I think it odd sometimes that I have so many cookbooks and 100’s of food magazines and yet when I cook I almost never follow a recipe … Continue reading

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Cheatcuterie and other cold cuts

Weekends ah don’t you just live for them… good weekends that is … weekends when you can…” Sleep ’til you’re hungry, and eat ’til you’re sleepy”. I love weekends when I get inspired and feel like cooking… you love those … Continue reading

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Paté pronto

Paté is one of my favourite starters. ‘She sews’ and I often order pate to share at a restaurant to start. I am surprised how easy it is to make… I must say that sometimes it works better than others, … Continue reading

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