Category Archives: Cooking

Preserving the Plot: Quick Pickles

It took an age to get any cucumbers but we’ve had 22 in two weeks! I love cucumbers, but this is a lot, my sister in law is having the same issue, my brother says they are eating them in … Continue reading

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The Potato Thing

2021 will mark the year that I ate more potatoes than I have never eaten. Potatoes have featured in every Oddbox I’ve had and we grew quite a few of them this year. It’s not a problem, I quite like … Continue reading

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Focaccia

This is a great recipe, it’s looks and taste are much greater than the effort. As you can see I added tomatoes but it’s great plain too, I want to try onions next.

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Adventures in Menu Planning: No Spend Week

One of the things I’ve picked up this year is to have a week every month when I don’t grocery shop, usually the week before the I’m paid. It’s a good habit to keep me acquainted with everything that’s in … Continue reading

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Oddbox and Potato Crust Quiche

Because the allotment isn’t producing a lot at the moment (we’re getting rhubarb and not much else) I decided to try Oddbox. Yes, it’s part of my drive to be a bit more sustainable because this produce would be thrown … Continue reading

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Good things

This is a sort of what I ate but only the really good stand out stuff of the last week or so. Roasted veg and mozzarella (or why I will never be a vegan). An easy throw it in the … Continue reading

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Recommended: Dorset Meats

This year, I’ve been working towards eating less but better quality meat. Last month I ordered the introductory box from Dorset Meats. It came in an insulated box and was in really good condition and the meat is really good, … Continue reading

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Hot Stew

This is actually called Squash and Sweet Potato Chipotle Stew with Cheese Dumplings but that is very long and it was very hot. Chilli hot not temperature hot, my wimpy English tastebuds, found it delicious but so very hot (and … Continue reading

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Lentil and Mushroom Bolognese

Because of Brexit and the lack of care that the government is taking to preserve our food standards, I’ve had a year of thinking more carefully about the food that I buy and eat. I get a lot of food … Continue reading

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Sausage and Kale Stew

This is a Jamie Oliver recipe, I’ve made it a couple of times and it’s great and pretty much a store cupboard recipe for me aside from the sausages. Although I don’t have chilli flakes so I left them out … Continue reading

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