Courgette and carrot pasta with brandy and cream

Pasta with carrots, courgettes, brandy and cream.

I’m not sure exactly what I was thinking when I came up with this recipe for courgette and carrot pasta, but despite all the misgivings I had while making it, it turned out rather well, if I do say so myself! Well, I thought so at any rate. DH thought…

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Fish and spring vegetable tray bake

hake and spring vegetable tray bake on plate

I’m becoming quite a fan of the fish-and-vegetable tray bake. The mingling flavours make everything taste yummy, and there’s only one dish to wash up! The trick, I am discovering, is to ensure that the vegetables are cut sufficiently thinly that they can cook in the relatively short time it…

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Curried cauliflower and carrot fritters

Curried cauliflower fritters with yogurt and chopped salad

I had the idea for these curried cauliflower fritters ages ago, and fortunately, wrote it down in the back of my notebook. I say fortunately, because I’d completely forgotten about it until yesterday, when the book happened to fall open at that page, and I thought, “Ooh, yes! Cauliflower fritters!”…

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Maple roasted carrots and parsnips

maple-roasted carrots and parsnips

As side dishes go, maple roasted carrots and parsnips are definitely among my favourites. Dead quick and easy to prepare – you can even do them in advance and keep them in the fridge till an hour before you want to eat them, then just shove in a preheated oven.…

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Butter-braised carrots and garlic with barley

butter-braised carrots and garlic with barley risotto - warming and delicious!

We have a small vegetable bed in our back garden, and in the summer we grow our own tomatoes, beans, courgettes, cucumbers and assorted other vegetables and herbs. It’s quite fun, they taste amazing, and Kipper enjoys mucking about in the soil, watering the plants, and of course picking and…

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Carrot and tomato soup with ginger and orange

carrot and tomato soup with ginger and orange

I seem to have done my back in. This was a mistake. DH says I spend too much time hunched over my laptop blogging, and that’s what’s done it. Bah! I say I lifted Kipper awkwardly, and that’s what’s done it. Probably it’s a combination of numerous factors. Whatever the…

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Winter vegetable ‘minestronotto’

Winter vegetable 'minestronotto' with steamed savoy cabbage

Today, Kipper wanted to go to the Folk Museum (now known as the Museum of Cambridge). It is a terrific museum, with lots of great hands-on stuff for kids to have a go at, play with, dress up in, and generally explore. On previous visits we’ve taken advantage of their…

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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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