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About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate Alberto and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!

Smoky sausage, sweet potato and red onion traybake

I had the lovely Vanessa down for the weekend and so I decided to do something from the The Roasting Tin cookbook that she gave me. It’s a tasty little recipe and anything with sausages is always a winner. There’s … Continue reading

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Roast chicken with fennel, lemon, shallots, garlic and mustard mayo

On Tuesday I had the lovely Fig over for our usual Tuesday evening televisual shennaigans – this time we opted for Shock Treatment, the sort-of-sequel to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and great fun it was too! I’ve had my … Continue reading

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Oven roast coq au vin

I had a very busy, but very enjoyable day om Sunday, helping out at a Doctor Who convention in Epsom, where I had the pleasure of meeting two Doctors, two companions, Vila from Blake’s 7 and several actors who had … Continue reading

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Roast lamb with apricots, pistachios, mint and pearly barley

This was the other contender for Sunday night’s dinner, but Neil didn’t really fancy it, so I made it for myself on Monday instead. It’s also from The Roasting Tin and is also delicious and easy to do. I did … Continue reading

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Spelt with chorizo, sweet potato, red onion and spinach

I cooked this for Neil and I last Sunday sorry it has taken me a while to write it up. Once again it’s from the Roasting Tin cookbook and is another tasty one. I love chorizo anyway, so any recipe … Continue reading

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Sesame and ginger meatballs with pak choi, chilli and red rice

On Tuesday I had the lovely Alberto over for dinner and a couple of episodes of Miranda and I decided to cook this, which is yet another from The Roasting Tin, as we do both love a meatball. The recipe … Continue reading

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Steam Roasted Salmon and Broccoli, with lime, ginger, garlic and chilli

I cooked this for myself on Monday evening, and yes, it’s another one from The Roasting Tin, which Vanessa gave me. Delicious. The lime, ginger and chilli mean that it’s full of lovely flavours. Serves 4 400g of broccoli, cut … Continue reading

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Roast chicken, squash and red onion, with lemon and rosemary

Yet another new one from The Roasting Tin. (It’s great little book – thanks Vanessa!) I cooked this one on Sunday evening for Neil and I. I popped on some quartered preserved lemons as well as the wedges of ordinary … Continue reading

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Five-spice pork chops with roasted sweet potato, ginger and garlic

I cooked this for myself on Saturday evening – it’s another new one from the cookbook that Vanessa gave me – The Roasting Tin. It’s quick and easy to do and really tasty – full of nice flavours. Definitely one … Continue reading

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Chicken with chorizo, chickpeas and tomatoes

On Sunday I was in London for the day and met up with the lovely Vanessa and she gave me a new cookbook that she’d found for me – The Roasting Tin – Simple One Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer. … Continue reading

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