Category Archives: Food

Allotment Adventures: Dreaming for Next Year

I didn’t get to the plot last weekend, Ma and I went to the allotment the weekend before last. We dug up leeks for lunch (leek, anchovy and goats cheese tart), we refilled the bird feeders and we chatted to … Continue reading

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Food Lately: January and February 2019

I found cooking in January difficult. I had a really good first week but generally if I don’t spend a chunk of the weekend making sure that the food for the week is good to go then it all tends … Continue reading

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Pecan and Cranberry Maple Granola

I have a go-to granola recipe and I love it, the other day I found this recipe in my notes on my phone. Usually if I copy a recipe into my notes, I make a note of where it’s from … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Courgette and Tomato Pasta Sauce

It’s August and at some point in August, you can guarantee there will be a post about how to use up a courgette. We got one on Tuesday and five on Saturday, which isn’t an excessive amount but they were … Continue reading

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Raspberry Granita

Food has been absent from this space for a while. Not because I’m not cooking but because I’ve not been doing anything new, or I have but I haven’t thought to write it up or I have thought about writing … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Hummus

I love chickpeas. I use chickpeas and black beans in chilli, instead of kidney beans. Chana masala is one of my favourite indian dishes to make at home. Chickpeas and spinach is still a standard comfort food for me. Hummus … Continue reading

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What foods do you always have in the house? You know the ones that your cooking and eating are built around? Mayonnaise is not one of those foods in my house, at best I bought it because I needed it … Continue reading

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