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Aromatic carrot chutney

Posted by me on September 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (104)

This aromatic chutney is my absolute favourite, slathered over a good strong cheddar cheese or dolloped onto Scotch eggs, it's absolutely gorgeous and well worth taking an hour out of your day to knock up a jar or two.... 

What you need...

1 kilo carrots, washed, peeled and grated (I used my food processor for this)

2 onions peele...

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Super Simple Super duper Sausage rolls

Posted by me on August 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (106)

One of the first things you learnt how to make in school cookery lessons were good, old fashioned, sausage rolls, super easy to make and carried with pride all the way home in a plastic Tupperware box or an empty sweet tin left over from Christmas. Aaahhh sweet memories.... These sausage rolls are even easier to make ( if that's at all possible) but tas...

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Moroccan chickpea and lentil stew, honeyed haloumi and fragrant cous cous - serves 4

Posted by me on June 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (99)

The flavours of Moroccan cooking are as warm and fragrant as the country itself. Cinnamon, garlic, juicy apricots, lemon and fresh herbs bring a touch of the exotic to a simple, economical but oh-so-tasty plant based dish.


1 long red pepper, thinly sliced ( save 1/4 for the couscous)

1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

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Sausage meatballs in a creamy tomato and red pepper sauce with fresh tagliatelle

Posted by me on June 11, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (105)

We spent a very lovely two weeks, travelling around Italy, enjoying sun, sea and an abundance of fresh pasta dishes. This simple recipe is based on one of my favourite meals we ate in a small restaurant in Napoli. It had tiny little meatballs in a rich and creamy tomato based sauce but for speed and convenience I have used sausages (vegetarian ones in t...

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caramelised red onion and cheddar Quiche

Posted by me on June 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (99)

A good quiche is a thing of beauty, and this onion and cheddar tart is perfect for a light summers lunch with salad and baby new potatoes or as a hearty dish with creamed potatoes and loads of lovely veggies in the winter months


300g red onions, peeled and finely sliced

30g butter or margarine


150g plain flou...

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Cheese and potato pasties

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (97)

I always have a couple of packs of instant mashed potato in my store cupboard, perfect for when I need tatoes in a hurry or when I just can’t be bothered cooking... thinking outside the box today ( I needed a real savoury kick)I made these TO DIE FOR cheese and onion ‘pasties’ in under 20 minutes using a packet of instant mash, an onio...

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Creamy Stilton & onion soup

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (96)

I’m not a lover of Stilton or any other blue cheese - it’s just- well too cheesy, and quite frankly smells and tastes like mouldy socks in its natural state! But I have to say, this soup is 100% my all time favourite, thick and creamy, it's real soul food and perfect on a chilly day eaten with a slice or two of cheese and walnut beer bread, ...

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Cheese and walnut beer bread

Posted by me on May 8, 2020 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This simple bread is perfect, sliced and thickly buttered , served with a steaming bowl of soup. My favourite has to be a creamy Stilton and onion , a match made in heaven ❤️

300g plain flour

25g sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

100g mature cheddar cheese, grated

1 small onion, finely diced, fried ...

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Spanish tomato, butter bean & Chorizo soup

Posted by me on April 26, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (99)

2 sticks celery finely chopped

2 large carrots, washed, topped and tailed then quartered lengthwise and finely diced

1 large onion, finely diced

1 medium pepper, de seeded and chopped into small dice

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

1 x 400g can butter beans

2 x veg stock cubes

2 large dessert spoons smoked paprik...

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Cream of Mushroom soup

Posted by me on April 26, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (199)

As the weather Gets colder A lovely, warming bowl of hearty soup is the perfect food to warm the cockles of your heart. Hot, filling, tasty and cheap, soup is the perfect one pot meal that will fill bellies, especially when served with a lovely chunk of fresh bread or crispy croutons, made with bread ends x

What you need

1 medium onion finel...

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Store cupboard curry and yogurt pot flatbreads

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (95)

Store cupboard curry and yogurt pot flatbreads

1 x can chopped tomatoes

1 x can beans of your choice or chick peas

200g dried lentils

2-3 heaped dessert spoons curry powder

2 cloves garlic or a spoon of garlic puree/granules

1-2 stock cubes

1/4 tube tomato purée ( about 2 heaped tablespoons)

Sugar a...

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Creamy Chicken and leek tato topped pot pie

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (95)

Creamy Chicken and leek tato topped pot pie - serves 4

4 leeks, trimmed, washed and finely sliced

1 heaped tablespoon margarine

1 heaped tablespoon plain flour

1 kilo potatoes

Teaspoon dried sage or rosemary

250g cooked chicken or 350g raw, diced chicken thighs ( pop into a small saucepan, with just enough water to co...

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Scotch eggs with a Mexicano twist....

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (102)

Scotch eggs with a mexicano twist - makes 4

5 eggs, 1 raw in a bowl and whisked with a fork, 4 that are boiled to how you would like your finished scotch eggs to be, I like mine fully cooked, no runny egg so I cook mine for 5 minutes, if you like a runny yolk cut the boiling time down to 3 minutes..

Pack of 8 sausages of your choice, you can...

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Shepherdless pie

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (99)

Shepherd-less pie

1 large carrot,washed but not peeled and cut into small dice

1 large onion, peeled and cut into small dice

1 small sweet potato, washed but not peeled and cut into small dice

400g can chopped tomatoes - save the can as you will need it to measure water

300g Can mushy peas - trust me on this one, they will ...

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Jamaican styley sweet potato and chickpea pasty

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (94)

Cold, leftover mashed potato always reminds me of my lovely mum and dad, and my Surrey childhood. Dad would have made ‘Eggo’ - inspired by his army days- fried in lard, mixed with egg and a hefty sprinkling of the Schwartz spice called Season All , Or mum would have utilised it to make the family a fantastic curried mince beef and onion pie...

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Mamas Magnifico Meatloaf

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (99)

I could probably write a book on 101 meals to make with mince, it’s so damn versatile, full of protein and above all CHEAP! When my son and I went through a real tough time financially, I would have to make 250g of the cheapest mince, do us, for at least 3 meals ... I became a master at economising and mince became my bestest friend. Here is my fa...

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Tato cakes - makes 12- 16

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (108)

Tato cakes ❤️ it always amuses me how different countries can take, basically the same two ingredients and produce two totally different dishes �� in Italy, this potato and flour mixture would be gently simmered in water and made into gnocchi, smothered in a garlic butter or pesto, in the UK we shallow fry the mixture, cut in...

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Ploughmans lunch Sossy roll

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (98)

Ploughman’s lunch sossy roll

1 small onion, finely diced

12 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 eating apple, peeled cored and finely diced

1 heaped teaspoon dried sage

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Salt and black pepper to taste

50g mature cheddar cheese, cut into thin slices

2 tablespoons chutney of your ...

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Cheese and onion beer bread

Posted by me on April 20, 2020 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (73)

Cheese and onion beer bread!

300g plain flour

25g sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

115g mature cheddar cheese, grated plus a little more for the top

1 small onion, finely diced, fried in a heaped tablespoon of butter until soft and golden

1 egg, beaten

95ml lager

30ml milk

3 tbsp oil

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Cheddar cheese and apple chutney scotch eggs

Posted by me on November 4, 2016 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (98)

Ok, so I know these aren't baked but baked-schmaked they are so damn good who is complaining.... perfect when eaten in the garden on a lovely warm summers day with a nice cold half of cider.....

What you need

400g good quality pork sausage meat

60g vintage mature cheddar cheese, grated

50g good quality apple chutney

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