Category Archives: Food

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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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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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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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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Tomatoes that don’t taste like disapointment

I didn’t eat raw tomatoes until I was an adult. In my late thirties, I would occasionally eat a bruschetta but not very often. Then I got an allotment. In my first year, I grew some gifted cherry plants and … Continue reading

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