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Lamb and Red Wine Stew with Roasted New Potatoes

Lamb and Red Wine Stew with Roasted New Potatoes

I am a bit of a mash addict and would never even think of having stew with anything but buttery mash potato's but I felt like this lamb stew would benefit with some new potato's roasted in olive oil, rosemary and garlic so that's what I did and they went together perfectly along with some brussle sprouts and mashed root veg (needed something that was mashed
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Thai Spinach and pea soup

Thai Spinach and pea soup

I have only been writing this blog since April and seem to have already done two soup recipes and I'm about to do another one, so there
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Cornflake Tart

Cornflake Tart

I think it's a bit of a School dinner pudding but all I know is, it tastes amazing and I love it. Your meant to use shortcrust pastry but I had a role of puff in my freezer so used that and it was very nice indeed
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Caramalised Plum & Frangipani Tart

Caramalised Plum & Frangipani Tart

I adore frangipani anything including the stunning frangipani flowers that look like there made out of thick white icing giving off such a pretty scent and when I remembered I had a huge sack of ground almonds in the cupboard (courtesy of Mother) and a punnet of plums rapidly getting softer a tart came to mind
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Random Recipies 1st Birthday..Nigella Lawson's Choc Chip Chilli

Random Recipies 1st Birthday..Nigella Lawson's Choc Chip Chilli

So one year ago for my first 'Random Recipes' created by the lovely Dom over at Belleau Kitchen, the book I ended up picking was Nigella Lawsons book called 'Nigella Christmas' and it was the middle of July, all I can say is thank God I didn't pick roast goose with all the trimmings
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Chocolate Cookies with White Buttons & Mars Bars

Chocolate Cookies with White Buttons & Mars Bars

I used the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook for my basic chocolate cookie recipe but decided to add large white chocolate buttons and melted a mars bar in the chocolate and butter mixture to make them extra amazing
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Tomato and Mascarpone soup with Cheese and Tomato Toasties

Tomato and Mascarpone soup with Cheese and Tomato Toasties

Lord God it is bloody freezing down here in Brighton and I can't seem. cheese and tomato. Especially when the cheese is all melted and dipped in hot home-made soup, yum
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Beef Shin Ragu

Beef Shin Ragu

Beef shin is one of my favourite cuts of meat, It's amazing in slow cooked stews and pasta sauces and I would choose it over stewing or braising steak every time as I think it has more flavour and falls apart a bit more easily
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Spicy Vegetable Chilli...... with meat in it!

Spicy Vegetable Chilli...... with meat in it!

So basically after eating an array of yellow coloured food and bread for the last week I was really craving lot's and lot's of vegetables and with the freezing weather and lashing down rain they had to be hot so I made a kind of chilli that was heavy on the veg without my usual additions of red wine and dark chocolate
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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Well how lovely for me, I have been given the versatile blogger award from one of my favourite blogging lady's from 'Fallen From Flavour' so thank you so much and I guess I have to tell seven random things about myself
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Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

I love love love chicken satay and hadn't eaten it for ages so decided to make it for tea to eat on a balmy summers evening with Mercer
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Butternut Squash Macaroni  Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni cheese is one of my all time favourite things to eat when I'm hungover, sad or cold and today I'm cold and slightly hungover so macaroni cheese it is but with a bit of a difference from my normal recipe
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Chilli Jam

Chilli Jam

I know it's only October but I have started to think about Christmas already and how I can be a bit more frugal this year with the whole present buying thing
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Beef and Red Wine Stew with Cheese and Chive Dumplings

Beef and Red Wine Stew with Cheese and Chive Dumplings

Ive had a sad couple of days as I had to attend the funeral of a beautiful friend who was taken far to soon and far to young but it was a very fitting service with the soundtrack to 'Back To The Future' playing as we entered the church which could not have been more perfect for him
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King prawn and Chicken Laksa

King prawn and Chicken Laksa

Enough with the potatoes and gravy it's time for some refreshing spicy flavours and a bit of a health kick so here is a really simple and delicious laksa recipe with abnormally bright photo's, not sure what happened there
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Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar Cookies

A couple of days ago we had a tiny bit of sunshine so I sat in the garden and made my peanut butter cookie dough until of course it started raining again around half an hour later, sigh