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Month: January 2015

Sourdough Scones

Sourdough Scones

Earlier this month I was given the most amazing opportunity to attend one of Vanessa Kimbell’s sourdough courses. Although, for a whole range of reasons, I have not made my own sourdough bread yet, I have been very careful to keep my sourdough starter alive. […]

Sweet and Easy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and Easy Sweet Potatoes

We love sweet potatoes in our house and the fact that they are so good for you is an extra bonus.  We eat the whole thing, rarely peeling as most of the goodness is in the skin. I like to cook them very simply and not […]

A Master Class in Bread Baking at PAUL Patisserie

A Master Class in Bread Baking at PAUL Patisserie

Bread seems to be coming into my life a lot lately. Firstly I attended a Sourdough bread making class at the beginning of January and now a French bread making class in London at the renowned Bakery and Patisserie PAUL.  The bread making masterclass was […]

Weekend Cake – Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Weekend Cake – Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I often make a cake on the weekend and somewhere in the past I had a recipe for a Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  My mother used to buy a Coffee Cake to have when her friends would drop in for coffee – hence the name and […]

Prunes! Nature’s Perfect Snack

Prunes! Nature’s Perfect Snack

Mention prunes and most people pull a face or make a gesture to indicate an unpleasant side effect.  In fact prunes are one of nature’s little miracles. They are full of protein, low in sugar (due to the way they are left on the tree […]

Meat-free Spaghetti Bolognaise with Quorn

Meat-free Spaghetti Bolognaise with Quorn

When I make my spaghetti sauce I prefer not to use mince but Mr R really likes it with mince and occasionally I give in and make it his way.  I like to cut my vegetables really small so it feels a little like mince […]

The Sourdough School Courses and Sourdough Club

The Sourdough School Courses and Sourdough Club

My friend Vanessa Kimbell was a food writer and blogger when I first met her. Following visits to Uganda, Grenada and India Vanessa has changed the way she reacts to the world around that we live in and the world we want to leave to […]

Surprise Supper – Spanish Chicken with Olives and Paprika

Surprise Supper – Spanish Chicken with Olives and Paprika

I got home tonight with no idea of what we were having for dinner. Thought of a bacon and tomato pasta but decided to save that for Friday when the family were coming for dinner. I started as usual with my Holy Trinity – onion, […]

In My Veg Box – Sweet Potatoes

In My Veg Box – Sweet Potatoes

  I have been given the honour to guest host ‘In My Veg Box’ for the month of January and the topic is Sweet Potatoes. This event is by citrusspiceuk.com. Sweet potatoes are often ignored in the supermarkets and greengrocers but they are a truly […]