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Slow (Slow) Roast Leg of Lamb and a Strawberry Tart

Slow (Slow) Roast Leg of Lamb and a Strawberry Tart

Place the mascarpone, preserved lemon syryup and vanilla in a bowl and beat to combine and loosen the mascarpone
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Ham Hock Terrine

Ham Hock Terrine

I love cooking – to me there is nothing more pleasurable than planning, shopping for and spending the afternoon in the kitchen cooking my favorite recipes or testing new ones
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Med style stuffed mushrooms

Med style stuffed mushrooms

We were both food mad and used to eat my brought to school packed lunch early in the morning and then I would go to her house at lunchtime where we often made mushrooms cooked in butter served with toast
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Quick Cauliflower Soup Moroccan Style

Quick Cauliflower Soup Moroccan Style

For me roasted cauliflower is probably one of my favourite veggies, I love the taste of it straight out of the oven and could eat plates of it
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Lemon & Raspberry cakes – a gluten free treat

Lemon & Raspberry cakes – a gluten free treat

So I’m delighted with this recipe – a perfect light cake, a delicious lemon flavour balanced by raspberries and gluten free treat
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Butternut squash soup with Cumin, Chives and Crispy Onions

Butternut squash soup with Cumin, Chives and Crispy Onions

I like to add some interest and the ground cuimin adds a lovely flavour and topped with chives and crispy onions brings this recipe to delicious heights
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Thai sweet potato soup

Thai sweet potato soup

This isn’t so much a recipe, more a oh I fancy something spicy, hot and sour. Great texture, lovely flavour and a good bang of heat
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Ham Hock Risotto with Fresh Herbs

Ham Hock Risotto with Fresh Herbs

I have made friends with my local butcher as the selection of meat in the supermarket can be so disappointing in terms of variety and quality of cuts on offer
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Lemon poppy seed cake

Lemon poppy seed cake

Beat sugar with oil butter and lemon until very pale and fluffy. I deliberately cut the pieces small so there is enough for everyone but not enough to do too much damage…this way I can have my cake and eat it too
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Coconut Prawns with Orange Dipping Sauce

Coconut Prawns with Orange Dipping Sauce

Salt and freshly ground black pepper. In a large bowl, combine coconut and the bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper
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Pasteis De Nata

Pasteis De Nata

Part of our holiday routine is a long early morning walk – great to see a town wake up, take some photos and see what the locals get up to before the heat of the day arrives
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Thai beef with Nam Jim & pickled vegetables

Thai beef with Nam Jim & pickled vegetables

February temperatures, hail sleet and morning frosts. Get some heat in with this delicious spicy beef with Nam Jim and pickled veg
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Nut Butter & Cranberry Cookies

Nut Butter & Cranberry Cookies

A day spent in the garden sweeping and scrubbing worked up a good appetite. Chopping the tree down and finding a wasps nest in the middle of it meant I needed something nice to get over the shock
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A Fish Dish  ..To capture holiday memories

A Fish Dish ..To capture holiday memories

A week in Portugal was a glorious end to summer – Cascais is a lovely little beach town, cobblestone alleys, nice buildings, a good food market, safe beaches with clean water and great simple food…
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Love at first sight

Love at first sight

Not my beautiful baby so I am not going to write too much except to say that no matter the knowledge that this would be the only outcome it doesn’t make loss any easier and no matter the short life lived the impact has been enormous in our family and the most especially for Holly’s parents
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Summer Fruit with Shortcake

Summer Fruit with Shortcake

This is such a simple summer dessert but really elegant and delicious. The shortcake works really well made with gluten free flour and is there anything simpler or more delicious than a bowl of summer fruit