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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Tomato, green bean and lemon sole tray bake

Tomato, green bean and lemon sole tray bake.

We had a lovely afternoon with some of Kipper’s friends in the Fitzwilliam museum and the extremely soggy Lammas Land playground (in the rain). Seriously, it was so soggy we saw a puddle that had DUCKS swimming in it. Didn’t seem to deter the kiddos, mind. Kipper didn’t even complain too much when …

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Smoked mackerel pâté – bank holiday picnic!

Smoked mackerel pate & crudites

Ah, the joy of a sunny bank holiday weekend!  DH had booked us in to the classic car show at Duxford (Imperial War Museum) for May Bank Holiday Sunday, so he could show off his mid-life-crisis-on-wheels and talk endlessly about tuning, fuel consumption, spoilers, and heaven knows what else with …

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Baked sea bream with herbs and lemon

Sea bream with herbs and lemon

Whenever Kipper and I buy fish, she always wants to get “the one with a head on!” (I’m not entirely convinced that this is normal for a pre-schooler, but then, I’m fairly convinced she’s not entirely normal, so hey ho.) Typically, I don’t get the one with a head on, because they’re …

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