Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly – an easy seasonal dessert

Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly

I love rhubarb! I’m the only one in the house that does, but I really do love it. So I’ve been looking forward to the start of rhubarb season with anticipation. Early rhubarb tends to be even sharper than its more mature relations, and typically requires a hefty dose of …

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Pasta & cannelini bean soup with mini aubergine ‘pizzas’

pasta & cannelini bean soup with mini aubergine 'pizzas'

I’ve made these aubergine ‘pizzas’ before as a side dish and they were jolly delicious. Kipper adores aubergines (eggplants) so it wasn’t really a surprise that she went in for these in a big way. And so, I was trying to think of a way to make them more central …

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Post-Pesach Pasta-fest!! It’s the Pasta Please roundup!

Pasta Pleaseroundup March 2015-2

If you’re anything like me, now that Pesach (Passover) is over, you’ll be leaping joyfully back onto the pasta wagon and gorging on oodles of noodles, making up for a week (was it really only a week?!) doing without. Fortunately, I’m able to share a whole load of delicious pasta …

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Pesach pop tarts! Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free & refined-sugar-free breakfast

Pesach pop tarts - grain-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan

Breakfast always seems to be the hardest meal on Pesach (Passover). Unless you enjoy matza with jam and/or cheese every day for a week, anyway. I find after about day 3, the novelty’s worn off. I suggested 8 Pesach breakfast ideas in my recipe book, Helen’s delicious Pesach, but here …

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Crispy potato roses – a truly gorgeous side-dish

crispy potato roses

These have to be among the most beautiful things I’ve ever made, and I’m 100% sure they’re the most beautiful thing I’ve created using potatoes. They were almost too gorgeous to eat. Great edible blossoms adorning the plate. Even Kipper thought they looked, “Soooo pretty, Mummy!” They are based on …

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Indulgent Pesach tiramisu (Gluten-free and DELICIOUS!)

Indulgent Pesach tiramisu - gluten-free, passover dessert

Pesach sponge cake. Three words to sink the heart. My Mum stopped making them years ago, because they never fail to disappoint. Dry and crumbly, or weirdly damp, with an unmistakable flavour of egg and matza meal. No thanks, I think I’ll pass. However, there is a way to make …

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Pesach potato gnocchi – with and without cheese – gluten free

grain free, gluten free potato gnocchi for Pesach (Passover)

Do you eat a lot of pasta? We do. I try to limit it to only two or three times a week, but it’s easy, convenient, tasty and versatile. And I think DH would happily eat it every night, left to his own devices. (I think that maybe he did, before …

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Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate

Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate (Pesach)

I was having my hair cut. My appointment was just before lunch, and as I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, listening to my tummy rumble, my mind inevitably wandered to the contents of my fridge, and what I was going to eat JUST AS SOON AS I GOT HOME! I had …

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Win a copy of Helen’s delicious Pesach! Enter now!

WIN a copy of Helen's delicious Pesach

You’re probably aware that I recently published a lovely book of Pesach (Passover) recipes, featuring 8 days of delicious family-friendly food. You can read more about it here. People seem to like it: “This book is a must have for Pesach. Her recipes are easy to follow and look lipsmackingly …

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