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Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Whenever I go to one of my favourite chain restaurants, the thought crosses my mind: could I make this myself? In the past, I have always shied away from the idea with thoughts like “better leave it to the professionals” and “the whole point of going out for dinner is that you don’t calories count,”...
Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

This is a dish that is very easy on the eye and pretty hot on the taste buds too! The combination of flavors that is incorporated into this recipe is utterly delicious and I was thrilled when my experiment here finished so well! Once the lentils have been cooked, it really is a five-minute-turnaround job,...
Goan Fish Curry

Goan Fish Curry

Coconut oil has been at the forefront of the press in recent (cold) months. Everything I have heard about it has been great – you can use it on your hair as conditioner, your skin as a moisturiser, cooking to replace oils, your face as a make-up remover, butter on your toast, it aids your digestion...
Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Recently, I have become rather obsessed with Coconut water…enter stage left wholesome, hemp wearing yogi..or not. But it does taste really delicious and is unbelievably thirst quenching. And as it is only the water of the coconut, extremely healthy and virtually fat free (ok, boring! But just in case that were enough to sway you!)...
The Fabulous Baker Brother's Blackpool Breakfast Bap

The Fabulous Baker Brother’s Blackpool Breakfast Bap

Lately, there rarely seems to be a night when I just chill out at home…I don’t know how and I don’t know why, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles! BUT, to my utter delight last night, when I had made my batch of soup, given my bathroom its (long overdue) clean, hoovered my...
Cote du Rhone Beef Stew

Cote du Rhone Beef Stew

As the winter weather seems to be intent on over-staying its welcome, there seems to be only one this to do. EAT. It’s the end of February; you are quietly getting excited about the end of winter, and the feasting that can be done once the spring has pushed its’ way through the cold. We...
Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

If I could live anywhere else, I think it would have to be Provence. It is beautiful and breathtaking and hot and lovely. And it exudes elegance and apart from anything else, the food is just exquisite. Such rich flavours marred together with wonderful herbs (and ideally accompanied by delicious wine!), makes for spoiling indulgence, and...
Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Roast Pheasant with a Red Onion and Redcurrant Jus

Being a good country girl (rolling in the haystacks aside…), I am very partial to British game in all forms. A particular favourite is pheasant. It is versatile bird with a distinct flavour, which is absolutely ideal for roasting, casseroles and curries. I know many people might be intimidated by the idea of cooking a...
Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

A post overdue but here we go anyway, an old story from the Summer past – oh my! How time has flown by.. But here we go, a little snippet that I wrote a while back… For no particular reason, other than that our adventures took us down that path, the one that was partially trailed one weekend was...
Pork Belly with Apples and Cardamon

Pork Belly with Apples and Cardamon

After a most delightful trip to Brodway Market on Saturday, indulging in the beautiful market food and enjoying cider by the river whilst people strummed their guitars and exchanged tea for hugs, we decided to have a wee dinner party at home, in the cosy hub of our flat, to hide away from the vicious...
Provencal Summer Courgette Salad

Provencal Summer Courgette Salad

Having just spent the most glorious week away in Provence, I have come back feeling refreshed, happy and, needless to say, well fed. So, back to the gridstone and back to reality, but also indeed, back with new ideas of delicious things to come! One of the things that we tasted and that was unbelievably...
Stuffed Pasta Shells

Stuffed Pasta Shells

I know what you are thinking – this blonde is blonder than you ever thought could be possible. Ha. You are mistaken. Stuffing pasta? Old news…. Ravioli?  Been there, done that, got the proverbial t-shirt. This is whole different ball game. If any of you have been to Italy, you will be familiar with the...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray