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beef bourg pie

My slow cooker beef bourguignon pie

In Beef, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Now I know this sounds like a lot of ingredients and possibly therefore hard work, but I promise you it’s not. It’s the dish that really gives back…. Read More »

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Cranberry stuffing balls

In Christmas, Pork, Sides On December 1, 2013 2 Comments

What’s the best bit of Christmas lunch? Not for me the meat, nor the roasties. Not even the honey glazed parsnips or gravy. The stuffing has it all;… Read More »

pizza

Homemade pizza

In Breads, Other, Veggie On October 29, 2013 5 Comments

There are some things in life that once you upgrade, you simply can’t go back. Shoes spring to mind, no one wants squeaky cheap shoes. Men too; after… Read More »

pork and apple samosas

Pork & apple samsosas

In Beef, Pastry, Pork, Snacks On October 8, 2013 2 Comments

Do you have a best friend? I hate the very label. I went to a school where every girl had to have a best friend. The class was… Read More »

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Pears baked in cinnamon brushed pastry

In Pastry, Puddings, Veggie On September 24, 2013 4 Comments

Are baked pears an acceptable pudding? Or are they too healthy and hence not a treat? I rarely hanker after a nice slice of pear after supper. But… Read More »

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Sausage and butterbean pie with red Leicester mash lid

In Pastry, Pork, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Every day is not a pastry day. Some days are a mashed potato day and there’s no mash I love more than Red Leicester cheese mash. The colour… Read More »

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Mushroom & artichoke pot pies with shortcrust pastry

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pot pies are just so pretty, they’re almost the anti-pie. Not humongous, not begging to be scooped into with a gargantuan serving spoon, not even the type of… Read More »

red root Reblochon bake

Red root Reblochon bake

In Sides, Veggie On September 23, 2013 4 Comments

So I like to tart up the Sunday roast. Yes there’s roasted meat, mostly pork. There’s always Yorkshire puddings, even when beef isn’t on the menu. And good… Read More »

basil dressing

Basil dressing

In Other, Salads, Veggie On June 7, 2013 2 Comments

I am a reformed hoarder. Maybe reformed is too strong. I’m a recovering hoarder. Like anyone with a predilection to do things to excess, I will never fully… Read More »

leek asparagus and courgette risotto

Bring out the sun risotto

In Other, Pasta and Risotto, Veggie On May 19, 2013 9 Comments

We are back from our first family holiday abroad and we survived it all. You see I’ve been rather phobic about taking the kids abroad until now so… Read More »