Category Archives: Cooking

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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Green Tomato Chutney

What do you do with a couple of kilos of green tomatoes? I usually leave them to ripen and I did that for quite a few of them but you get to the stage where you need to clear some … Continue reading

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Preserving the Plot: Pico de Gallo

I’ve preserved a lot of tomatoes this year but I haven’t preserved a lot of home grown tomatoes. Despite having just over 30 tomato plants this year, we’ve also eaten through a load of them. I’ve eaten so much tomato … Continue reading

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A Summer of Canning: Why I’m preserving more food this year

I have dabbled with canning. I preserved some of my home grown tomatoes, in 2017 but not since, I make jam and marmalade but full on canning has been something I’ve thought about but not actually done. Most of my … Continue reading

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Food at Home: Hummus

I’ve not eaten food I didn’t cook for quite a while now, I’ve seen people talk about how lovely it’s been since lockdown has eased, to go out to a restaurant and I know lots of people have been ordering … Continue reading

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Lockdown Cooking

I think I’ve said before that I’m not finding cooking during lockdown all that hard, I cook most of what I eat anyway and not having to pack it up to eat in the office is actually easier. I also … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Baking

Last weekend, with the rain pouring and the storm storming, I stayed inside and baked. I made some bread rolls. I make these all the time, (usually halving the recipe because 24 is more rolls than one woman needs, using … Continue reading

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