Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

Saffron Chicken and Herb Salad

I love all my cookbooks equally. Actually that’s not true at all, I definitely have some that I give a higher regard to more than others.  And some are just plain useless but they might be signed by the author or kept for sentimental reasons.  I continually cull my cookbooks, especially since I’m a bit […]

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Roasted Aubergine and Courgette with Sumac and Herbs

Roasted Aubergine and Courgette with Sumac and Herbs

Roasted Aubergine and Courgette with Sumac and Herbs

Today I was very excited to make a silky warming butternut squash soup.  It was exactly what I was hankering for.  I took the stock out of the freezer last night, leered over the butternut in eager anticipation and fished out the chipotle from the very back of the cupboard.  I used a ladder and […]

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Warm Jerusalem Artichoke, Bacon and Toasted Cobnut Salad

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke, Bacon and Toasted Cobnut Salad

Warm Jerusalem Artichoke, Bacon and Toasted Cobnut Salad

When the ferocious winds are battering down your front door and horizontal rain is attacking your windows so vehemently that you feel you are in the middle of the Atlantic entering the eye of the storm then the last thing you probably think of having for lunch is a salad.  However, due to January diets […]

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Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Lemon Poached Chicken with Gingery Rice

Since the New Year I have been laid low by a horrible bug.  Sickness is no fun when you enjoy guzzling yourself silly three or more times a day, especially when you are used to food being the comforter and not the antagonist. A recipe was called for to nurse myself back to health and […]

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Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

Vanilla Custard Cupcakes

This recipe is not yet gluten-free Happy New Year! This Christmas seems to have been crazier than usual, I’m not sure if it was because we had one less weekend in December before Christmas or whether the decision to make all my Christmas presents should have really been done in October.  Weeks ago I dutifully […]

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

This recipe is not yet gluten-free The reason I have been absent from posting for a few days is a very good one.  I have been baking this lovely Chocolate Gingerbread Cake extravaganza with stem ginger frosting and decorated with gingerbread houses, each representing one of beloved buildings in Stroud Green where I live. I […]

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