Nobbly-bobbly spiced chocolate biscoff fruit & nut crispy cake bites

Catchy title, no? Kipper had a friend to stay on a sleepover – you can’t begin to imagine the excitement – and ever neurotic about them running out of fun activities, I came up with far too many things for them to do. (In the event, they mostly just played nicely …

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Garden tomato salad with olives, Greek basil & sumac

tomato salad with olives, greek basil and sumac

The heirloom tomato plants in our garden have finally started to produce delicious ripe tomatoes, and we are now at the stage of eating them at every meal, and giving them away to anyone who’ll take them The tomatoes really are delicious with very little in the way of embellishment …

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Roly-poly sandwiches (plus a short rant in favour of BLW)

roly-poly sandwiches

There is a monthly blogging event I often take part in called Family Foodies. Each month bloggers are invited to submit recipes on a particular theme, for instance pasta dishes, picnic foods, healthy desserts and so on. It’s always fun to read the entries and get plenty of cooking inspiration. …

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Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Kipper and I are both very fond of strawberry tarts – crisp, buttery pastry topped with lashings of cream and juicy, ripe strawberries. Mmmm. Unfortunately, they often fall short of perfection. Usually, the ratio of cream to strawberry is too much in favour of cream, and there are not enough strawberries. …

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Green beans with garlic dressing

green beans with garlic

We have a small vegetable plot in our garden, and every year we grow a few different things in it. One vegetable that seems to come back every year though, is green beans. They are easy to grow, prolific, and extremely tasty. Kipper even likes to eat them raw, picked …

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Avocado salad with oranges, olives & watercress

The recipe for this yummy avocado salad comes from my Mum. She has been making it for years and years and years. Sometimes it comes on individual plates as a starter, sometimes on one big platter, as I’ve done here. Always, it is delicious. Avocado & citrus is a winning …

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Spinach and mushroom stroganoff

spinach & mushroom stroganoff

There are those who believe you shouldn’t tinker with ‘classic’ dishes like mushroom stroganoff, but I would like to remind these naysayers that mushroom stroganoff itself is a derivative of the original – beef stroganoff. However, strips of beef in a creamy sauce isn’t much use to a Jewish vegetarian (Jewish dietary …

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Fresh peach ice-cream

peach ice-cream

When I found myself with almost a full punnet of rapidly over-ripening flat peaches, and a pint of double cream, there was only one solution – peach ice-cream! We love our ice-cream maker. It’s so easy to combine fruit, cream and a few other ingredients and turn them into a …

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