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Hungarian pork stew

Tuesday was horribly wet and cold and so I decided to cook a warming stew for Figgy and I in the evening. I flicked around on the BBC website and eventually found this, which looked lovely and tasty, Quite why … Continue reading

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Beef and chorizo stew

Friday was a grey and overcast day, and so I decided to do a stew, something nice and warming, with fluffy dumplings. It was also a good opportunity to use my new flameproof casserole dish again. I found this recipe … Continue reading

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Pork, chorizo and cider stew

I had Alberto over for dinner on Tuesday night, and my lovely friend Heidi had sent me a cast-iron casserole dish that can be used both on the hob and in the oven, and so it seemed like an ideal … Continue reading

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Tizi-n-Test tagine

I had the lovely Abigail over for dinner on Thursday evening and I fancied cooking a tagine for us. I’d spotted this one in my new cookbook Orchards in the Oasis and thought it looked interesting – it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Pork gyoza

I love a tasty little gyoza and so, on my day off on Wednesday I decided to try and make some myself. Whilst they weren’t a complete success – the folding and pleating is extremely fiddly and my gyoza wrappers … Continue reading

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Chickens in the orchard

I had the lovely Figgy over for dinner and Doctor Who on Tuesday, (The Visitation in honour of my meeting Matthew ‘Adric’ Waterhouse on the previous Saturday.) and so I had another flick through the Joscelyn Dimbleby book Orchards in … Continue reading

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Chicken and butternut squash tagine

Neil and I had Alberto over for dinner on Monday evening, and so I cooked this for Alberto and I (Neil was having pasta.) as I fancied something with a Moroccan influence. And, if I’m going to be honest, I … Continue reading

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Pera Palas Pie

Neil and I had Martin over for dinner and boardgames on Saturday evening, and so I had a riffle through the new cookbook that Vanessa bought me down the other weekend. The book is called Orchards in the Oasis by … Continue reading

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Pork and leek pie with cider and wholegrain mustard

I made this for myself on Wednesday morning to have when I finished work late on Wednesday evening. It’s fairly straightforward and in one of my lovely little pie dishes, just the right size for one. Serves 1 2 pork … Continue reading

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Apple cake

I also made this last Wednesday, to take into work for my tea. I love an apple cake – lovely and autumnal, with a hefty dose of cinnamon in there as well. It went down well with my team too! … Continue reading

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