Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pasticcio di pasta e carne (basically a meaty pasta bake!)

Alberto is working late tonight and I managed to slip out of work a little early, so I decided to make this tasty pasta bake. The recipe makes a rich pasta sauce, incorporating two different types of mince, which makes … Continue reading

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Lamb meatballs with feta and cumin

Tonight I was working until 8pm and Alberto until some more ungodly hour and so I decided to riffle through my cookbooks and find something new to cook. This comes from the Great British Bake Off Winter Cook Book and … Continue reading

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Hake steak with rosemary and garlic butter.

On Monday night I fancied a bit of fish and they had Cornish Hake as a special offer on special offer on the fish counter at Sainsbury’s. So I bought a steak. It was nice and round and probably about … Continue reading

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Salmon and creamy leek parcels

I had a friend over for dinner last night and, as I had a bit of filo pastry left over from the Eurovision extravaganza, I decided to make these. They look impressive (especially if you’re trying to impress someone! 😉 … Continue reading

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Cheddar baked olives

I also made these tasty, bite-sized little snacks for Eurovision. I didn’t take a photo of them on their own, but you can see them in the main ‘Eurovision’ spread photo, in a square bowl, and I’ve cropped a small … Continue reading

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Eurovision/Creamy feta and caramelised leek filo börek

Saturday was the Eurovision Song Contest and so Alberto and I had our usual Eurovision party for which we (over)catered! I spent the whole day in the kitchen making various bits and pieces. Some of the things I made; the … Continue reading

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Coq au vin with Dauphinoise potatoes

It has taken me a week to get round to writing this one up! How very remiss of me. Anyway, last Monday was a Bank Holiday so I had a bit more time to play with and so decided to … Continue reading

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Zesty ricotta, bacon and tomato gnocchi

I was working late on Tuesday evening (until 8) and so was Alberto (until midnight!) and so I decided to cook this as it looked quick, easy and tasty. It’s from a Sainsbury’s recipe card and is very easy to … Continue reading

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