Courgette and potato tortilla (Spanish omelette)

courgette & potato tortilla

We had the umpteenth barbecue of the summer and I made rather too many of these fabulous smoky barbecue potatoes in foil. So the next day I came up with a plan to recycle them into a delicious potato tortilla. It was super easy to make, quick, and very tasty. We ate …

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Teddy bear cuddle cookies

Teddy bear cuddle cookies

I saw these adorable teddy cookies on Pinterest, but the website with the instructions for making them is in Japanese! (Or some similar language that I certainly don’t understand, at any rate.) Fortunately, the photograph was enough to inspire me, so when Kipper asked to do baking, I seized the …

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Fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

This was originally supposed to just have one sort of beans in it – broad beans – but 500g of broad bean pods yielded just 125g of beans, and once they’d been double podded there was hardly anything left! Is there any other food that has such a high ratio …

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Aubergine & ricotta lasagne

I bought a couple of aubergines and some ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and I had a plan for what I was going to do with them. I’d envisaged stuffing the aubergines with a mega-cheesy filling and then baking them. But the more I thought about it, the more that wasn’t …

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Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

Sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry

We do enjoy curries in this house, but typically I cop out and buy ready-made spice mixes or spice pastes as a base for the curry sauce. Partly it’s because they give a reliable result, and on any standard weeknight we don’t want the possibility of having our socks blown …

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Salmon & leek kebabs with citrus-herb marinade – plus skewer review!

Salmon & leek kebabs with citrus-herb marinade - post grilling.

Well, I never thought I’d be reviewing skewers, but these ones are so brilliant I had to share them with you! DH and I bought these Weber skewers at a garden centre recently, to replace the disposable bamboo ones that we seem to be getting through at something of a rate.  …

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