Haddock baked with olives and tomatoes

haddock baked with olives and tomatoes

I don’t know about you, but I often find that I use the same few recipes when faced with something like, say, haddock. An incredibly useful resource in helping me to come up with new and exciting dishes (like this one) has been The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit which essentially…

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Spinach and mushroom puff pastry plait

slice of spinach and mushroom puff pastry plait

Sometimes, Kipper helps to decide what we’ll have for dinner. I knew we had some mushrooms, and we had puff pastry, so I asked her what else might go with them. “Garlic!” She looked very pleased with this suggestion. Yes, I think garlic would be very nice. What else? “Olive…

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Egg- & dairy-free spiced apple & raisin cupcakes

spiced apple and raisin cupcake

I’ve made this cupcake recipe dozens, maybe even hundreds of times. It’s completely fool-proof. Or so I thought. I usually make the cupcakes in little paper cupcake cases, but this time, I thought I’d try out my new fancy-shmancy heart-shaped silicon cake moulds (courtesy of the John Lewis clearance). Well,…

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Potato and carrot layer bake

potato and carrot layer bake

This is another recipe that originally comes from my Mum. It is fabulous because it’s dead easy to make, and you get your spuds and veg all in one go. Oh, and it’s totally delicious. The other thing that makes it brilliant is that you can get it ready in…

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Quesadilla pizza hybrid

quesadilla-pizza

I had been planning to make pizza for dinner, to use up some mozzarella and assorted vegetables that were in the fridge. I told Kipper, thinking that we could have some fun making the dough together, stretching it out, doing the toppings… “I don’t like pizza!” Really? You always liked…

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