Chicken curry with yoghurt and tomatoes

Chicken Curry

  Recipe from Bill’s Basics by Bill Granger I have wanted to blog this recipe for some time – it is one of the first things I tried from Bill’s Basics and it has since become one of our favourite curries.  I have tried so many curry recipes over the years, most of which involve lists of […]

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Apricot Muffins


  Recipe From River Cottage Everyday I know I have been a naughty blogger lately and have neglected my poor old blog terribly but I’m back in the saddle as they say and to make up for my absence I thought I should post something really nice and sweet by way of apology.  We are trying to cut […]

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It could be you…

There are magical goings on in the blogosphere at the moment thanks to the rather wonderful Fairy Hobmother – an emissary of Appliances Online, retailers of all manner of kitchen appliances and white goods – who flutters around the internet granting wishes throughout the whole of blog-land.  Imagine what a great job that must be?! I had seen the Fairy Hobmother […]

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Chicken Satay


If there is one thing I miss about city life since moving to the country it’s the lack of choice and convenience when it comes to eating out or ordering in.  It became a little custom in our house on Friday nights to go out to our favourite Chinese restaurant or order in a pizza, a little treat […]

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Yuk Sung


In my last post I mentioned how similar I thought Donal Skehan’s Asian Pork Lettuce Cups were to one of our favourite Chinese restaurant starters, Yuk Sung.  My husband would happily ‘eat a bucket’ of this stuff (his words!) and I believe him.  I once tried a recipe that I found online that required boiling the pork mince first […]

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A true Kitchen Hero

Kitchen Hero

 Picture from I have always preferred cookbooks produced by food writers and cooks, which usually contain a wealth of trusted much-loved recipes for home-style cooking and it is for this very reason that I love Donal Skehan’s new cookbook, Kitchen Hero.  Donal is a self-taught cook who began sharing his amazing recipes and food photography on his blog, […]

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Chicken Tikka Masala – Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey


Rick Stein’s fabulous Far Eastern Odyssey was recommended to me by the lovely Tina of Cook with Tina as I recall it following a discussion on Thai  Mussaman Curry and I am eternally grateful as this truly is a brilliant book and contains a fantastic recipe for one of my favourite dishes – Chicken Tikka Masala.  I have […]

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Cajun Chicken with Cucumber Yoghurt

Cajun chicken

  This evening’s dinner of hot, spicy Cajun chicken breast served with a cooling mint, coriander and cucumber yoghurt with rice was so quick and easy to make.  This isn’t so much a recipe but perhaps more a suggestion as there really isn’t much involved in making it  – I use Schwartz Cajun Seasoning but if you […]

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Cauliflower Soup


  I absolutely love Cauliflower Cheese, it is one of my favourite side dishes for a Sunday roast but as no one else in this house eats it I tend to make a small individual dish using a few florets, which leaves me with a substantial part of the cauliflower left-over to make lovely creamy soup for lunch the […]

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Falafel Burgers and Flatbreads


For the last couple of weeks I have been craving something different for lunch, something a bit spicy, hot and light and these Falafel Burgers, based on a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food website, turned out to be just what I was looking for.  They are very simple to make and make a great lunch when […]

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