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Chicken tagine, with olives, preserved lemons and peas

Last night I fancied cooking a tagine for Neil and I, and I thought that something light and summery, with lots of critusy flavours would be nice. I was partly inspired by a board outside the cafe Leon, which was … Continue reading

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Belly pork and leek stir fry

I had some leeks in the fridge that needed using up and, as I was working late last night I needed something quick and easy to do. I was able to get the ingredients during my lunchbreak and pop the … Continue reading

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Asparagus, goat’s cheese and lemon risotto, with serrano ham

On Thursday evening, I was in the mood for a spot of risotto, and I’d seen this recipe, which I think comes from Abel and Cole, on Facebook and decided to give it a go. I made a couple of … Continue reading

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Chicken with chorizo, tomatoes and olives

Last night I had the lovely Fig over for our regular Tuesday evening get together – this week two episodes from season 3 of Blake’s 7. I fancied throwing together something with a Mediterranean feel and so started with tomatoes … Continue reading

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Slow cooked Mongolian beef

Last night we had the lovely Martin over for dinner and a board game (Captain Park’s Imaginary Polar Expedition – and, once again, he won! He does seem to be making a habit of that!) and so I had a … Continue reading

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Khachapuri: Georgian Cheese Bread

This recipe was linked to from the Chakhokhbili and so I decided to make this as well to accompany the stew. I love cheese, I love bread – what could go wrong? Well, slightly annoyingly this recipe had absolutely no … Continue reading

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Chakhokhbili – Georgian-Style Chicken with Tomatoes and Herbs

About 18 months-2 years ago my friends William and Craig went to Georgia on holiday, and Craig very kindly bought me back a sachet of khmeli-suneli spice mix. I’d not got around to using it yet, but then yesterday I … Continue reading

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Pork Medallions with Wholegrain Mustard Sauce

I made this for myself on Sunday evening. I got the recipe from my friend Rob, who had tried it a couple of weeks ago. It’s tasty – I love a bit of whole-grain mustard – and very quick to … Continue reading

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Chicken and leeks in cider

On Saturday evening I had the lovely Phil over for some dinner and Sapphire and Steel (Adventure 1 – cutesy children and scary nursery rhymes.) and so, for dinner, I cobbled this together. It came out rather well and was … Continue reading

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Greek breads with spring onions

I was leafing through my cookbooks this morning, trying to find something to cook for Phil and I this evening, and I came across this recipe in the book Mamushka by Olia Hercules. It looked tasty, and I hadn’t had … Continue reading

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