Polenta and cheese scones

polenta and cheese scones

This weekend, we visited Burwash Manor, just outside Cambridge, which is home to some fabulous independent shops arranged around a farm courtyard. I had Kipper and DH in tow, so didn’t get to do too much in the way of browsing, apart from five minutes in the lovely toyshop to…

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Potato wedges with oregano & paprika

potato wedges with oregano and paprika

I used to have a flatmate who was highly neurotic about food. There were so many things she wouldn’t eat, it was easier to list the things she would eat. As well as being vegan, she had a massive list of things that apparently “give you cancer“. You know, really harmful…

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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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