Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pork stir fry with cashews, lime and mint

I fancied a stir-fry this evening and so I had a flick through my Big Book of Wok and Stir-Fry and found this recipe. I have cooked it once before but it was ages ago and so I thought it … Continue reading

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Chicken pie

On Wednesday both Alberto and I were working late and so I made this pie on Wednesday morning, ready to be cooked on Wednesday evening. Chicken always makes for a good, tasty pie filling and you can pack plenty of … Continue reading

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Mini raspberry pavlova

I’ve been making these quite a lot recently as they’re delicious, summery and really easy to make. They’re so obvious it almost feels like a cheat putting them up here. Makes 3 or 4 (depending upon how much cream you like!) … Continue reading

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Lamb and leek pasta bake

Sorry it’s taken me a while to write this one up but I’ve been looking after a friend’s dog, the delightful Milo, for a week now and he’s taken a lot of my attention! Last Tuesday I had Fig over … Continue reading

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Chicken in cider

On Tuesday night I had Fig over for dinner and Doctor Who, as tradition demands, and Alberto was working late so I decided to cook something tasty and chickenish and I happened upon this recipe on the BBC website. Tasty, … Continue reading

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Lemongrass Turkey Meatballs with Red Curry Coconut Sauce

Last night Alberto and I were off to the cinema to see the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past (great fun – do see it if you get the chance!) and so I decided to make this lovely little … Continue reading

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Chicken breast in Martini sauce with French bean salad with mint, feta cheese and pine nuts

And this was the main course for Saturday dinner. Both recipes from the same Gino D’Acampo cook book. I made a bit of wasabi mash to accompany the two dishes. The chicken in Martini sauce is tasty and easy, and … Continue reading

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Asparagus and ricotta tarts

I had a friend over for dinner on Saturday evening and so I decided to do three new recipes! Yes, three! They’re all from the same book – Buonissimo! by Gino D’Acampo. Great recipes, impressive results and easy to follow. … Continue reading

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Roast butternut squash and goat’s cheese quiche

On Saturday afternoon my lovely friend Chris was having a right-this-is-it-I’m-going-to-live-in-the-rainforest-in-Brazil-and-I’m-never-coming-back picnic in Preston Park. (conveniently just across the road from my flat.) I decided to take along a quiche as it’s always a picnic favourite. This one’s nice and … Continue reading

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Spezzatino

I’ve been a bit lax at updating this this week – it’s been busy few days so I’m now just catching up and blogging this, which I cooked last Wednesday. Alberto and I were both working late (although, of course, … Continue reading

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