Monthly Archives: March 2015

Banana bread

Today, rather than the normal crusty white loaf that I often make on a Sunday I decided to make banana bread. I’ve been meaning to make some for ages and today was the day! It turned out rather well – … Continue reading

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Lamb shank, black garlic and tomato tagine

On Friday evening I had the lovely Douglas over for dinner and Doctor Who. (We opted for The Claws of Axos, although, to be fair, we chatted throughout it – mostly a lot of very entertaining anecdotes from Douglas about … Continue reading

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Lemon and poppy seed drizzle mug cake

On Tuesday, for dessert for Fig and I, I decided to make some more mug cakes. I opted for the lemon drizzle this time (only with very little drizzle!) rather than the chocolate brownie. The cakes came out well, although … Continue reading

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Ras el Hanout chicken wraps

Last night I had the lovely Fig over for dinner and Doctor Who, as Tuesday tradition demands. (The Tom Baker story The Sun Makers, in case you’re interested.) I wanted to cook a new recipe from the new cook book … Continue reading

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Lamb, butternut squash, prune and tamarind tagine

On Wednesday I made this lovely new recipe from the Persiana cook book that Alberto got me for my birthday. It’s tasty and full of different flavours. Easy to do but it takes some time. Serves 6 Vegetable oil 2 … Continue reading

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Chocolate brownie mug cake

To follow the stuffed aubergines on Tuesday I turned to another birthday present – the book Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair which I got from my niece and nephews for my birthday. It’s a cunning scheme whereby you make individual … Continue reading

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Stuffed aubergines with lamb, onion and tomatoes – Karniyarik

Monday was my birthday and one of my presents from Alberto was another excellent new cook book. This one, Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour is a wonderful collection of recipes from the Middle East ‘and beyond’! And is full of lovely … Continue reading

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Lamb and leek pie

Last Tuesday I had Fig over for dinner and Doctor Who (we watched the 6-part Hartnell spectacular The Chase – bye bye Ian and Barbara! 😦 ) and, as Alberto was around too, I decided to cook a pie for … Continue reading

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Mackerel, chips and egg

It’s been a while since I updated this – what with birthdays, visits to Devon, a cold and some general hecticness the last two weeks seem to have flown by. Anyway, on Monday of last week I cooked this little … Continue reading

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