Category Archives: Cooking

Roly poly sausage

It’s no secret that my mother doesn’t like cooking. She can cook, but years of having to do it and having to cater to my father’s odd tastes (he used to insist on putting hard boiled eggs in a steak … Continue reading

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Boiled Chicken

I talk a lot about how my childhood shaped the way I cook, but apart from Grandad’s Bread Pudding, I don’t have a lot of recipes from my childhood. I don’t remember Ma following them or having many cookbooks around … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Guacamole

I’m not a huge fan of avocado. It’s not the taste, it’s the texture, never say never but I can’t see me ever being a huge fan of avocado toast. The only form I eat avocados in is guacamole which … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Allotment: Tomato Sauce

Not content with preserving whole tomatoes, I thought I’d branch out a bit. Last year, I made a fresh tomato sauce from the cherry tomatoes. This year I did the same, peeling them and really cooking them down with just … Continue reading

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Cooking lately

One of the things about August is that my eating and cooking become unplanned. Last year, I was logging this every week and August is full of weeks that start, “I couldn’t be bothered to cook” or “I was tired” … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Caramelised Courgettes

We’re back to 101 ways of using up courgettes. This recipe. I use basil. It’s amazing. That it all.

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Pulled Pork

There are lots of recipes for what to do with a pork shoulder. If you were looking, you can’t go wrong with this one from Dinner: A Love Story, which is what I planned to do last week. Then I caught … Continue reading

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