Category Archives: Food

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: Preserving Tomatoes

Although I’ve found managing the produce that comes off the plot this year much more manageable. I’ve eaten a lot more veg as it comes off the plot, I love the idea of putting up food that I’ve grown. Probably … 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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Allotment Adventures: Cut your losses

This was the week I decided that it was ok to stop doing something if it wasn’t doing well. That thing was the boston squash. I had put what I thought was 2 baby blue hubbards in the box to … Continue reading

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