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Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup

It’s squash time of year! I love a butternut squash, so I was pleased to see a magnificent specimen in my Oddbox delivery this week. These are great roasted with spices, but this time I made a simple soup, perfect given the distinctly autumnal turn the weather has taken. I gave it a bit of…

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Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips How often do you go through your kitchen cupboards to see what you actually got? Well, a recent inspection revealed FIVE bags of polenta (three already open!) . Time for action…polenta chips!   Polenta Chips Ingredients 1 litre vegetable stock pinch of salt 200g polenta   Optional flavourings: Grated parmesan cheese Thyme Rosemary…

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Pieathlon 2020. This annual pie fest is all about digging out vintage recipes and nominating them to pie mistress Yinzeralla.

Pieathalon 2020

I was ridiculously excited when I got the annual email from the brilliant Yinzerella of Dinner is Served 1972, reminding me that it was once again coming up to Pieathalon time. This annual pie fest is all about digging out vintage recipes and nominating them to pie mistress Yinzeralla, who puts them all in her…

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Stuffed Courgettes - It’s vegetarian and easily made with oil or butter

Stuffed Courgettes

I rose to the courgette challenge! Here’s a delicious and versatile idea for a lunch or indeed a dinner. Or maybe breakfast – who knows in these lockdown times, the usual rules don’t apply. It’s vegetarian and could easily be made with oil instead of butter and with vegan cheese. Any lentils will do, any…

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Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

I was asked to do something with tinned crab for the Lockdown Lunchbox – and I do love a fishcake, so I decided to do these gorgeous little crab cakes. They are quick and easy to make and great with a bit of chilli sauce on the side or some salad. You could use tinned…

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Celeriac

Celeriac Two Ways

Celeriac Two Ways It’s strange what’s readily available in the shops at the moment and what you can’t buy for love nor money. Plenty of celeriac round my way, so I snapped one up. A whole one would make a lot of celeriac remoulade, so I used half for this and prepared a celeriac and…

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Beetroot Broth

Beetroot Broth

I just love beetroot, so when I spotted a large bunch in a local shop I just had to buy it. I roasted some to use in salads but saved a couple for this gorgeous and simple broth. When I went on the Redemption Retreat (seems like a different lifetime but was actually less than…

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