Monthly Archives: August 2015

Risotto with roast butternut squash, serrano ham, Parmiggiano cheese and white wine

I made this for myself for dinner this evening. I’ve been thinking about doing a risotto for a while and today was the day. It’s mostly a Gino D’Acampo recipe from his book Buonissimo, but I’ve added a few things … Continue reading

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Chorizo, morcilla, pork and lentils

Wednesday night’s dinner was this lovely little recipe from the aforementioned book, Tapas. It’s a delicious stew, full of tasty and distinct flavours. The recipe calls for black pudding, which I’ve only ever eaten once before. The recipe says to … Continue reading

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Albondigas y patatas bravas (meatballs and spicy potatoes)

Last Monday evening I made another dish from the Tapas cookbook. (Sorry it has taken me so long to update this – busy week!) Well, the recipe for the meatballs is certainly from there. For the patatas I had two … Continue reading

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Spanish garlic chicken

Last night I had the lovely Mr Dukes over for dinner and Doctor Who (We opted for The Android Invasion, just in case you were wondering.) and whilst I was flicking through cookbooks looking for a nice recipe and happened … Continue reading

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Beef carbonnade

Sainsbury’s provided me with bargain braising steak, and plenty of it, so I decided to make this tasty-looking recipe. It takes about two and a half hours so it’s not a quick meal, but it’s not particularly high maintenance – … Continue reading

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Pork chops with brandy/calvados

Alberto and I were both back to work yesterday after the exhausting excitement and fun of Brighton Pride so I thought I’d cook this tasty little recipe for us in the evening. The recipe, as written, uses Calvados to flambé … Continue reading

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