Tagliatelle with garden herb pesto

tagliatelle with garden herb pesto

When we moved into our house, one of the first things we did in the garden was to remove a huge, ugly shrub and replace it with a beautiful, fragrant herb garden. It looks gorgeous, smells divine, and is a handy source of seasoning and recipe inspiration! I’ve even grown …

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Lemon, lavender and almond cake – gluten free

lemon & lavender cake

During the Jewish spring festival of Pesach (Passover) observant Jews eschew any food containing leavened wheat flour (among other things) – so bread, cake, pasta etc. is all off the menu. Most cooks have a list of alternatives that enable them to make something approaching edible for the duration of …

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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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