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Food Budget Reset

It’s September and with the sole of exception of Saturday because it’s family dinner so it won’t be OTT, I’m not drinking alcohol this month. There are two months of the year where we’re encouraged to give up drinking for … Continue reading

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Classic White Loaf

This weekend, I made bread. I used to make bread fairly often but haven’t done it much recently. However I had just made some jam and if you have jam then you need bread to properly taste test it. The … Continue reading

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Preserving: Cocktail Cherries

I love cherries in all forms but especially cocktail cherries. Ages ago, I started making my own and while it’s been a while since I’ve mentioned it here, I have perfected my method recipe to make it easier, so it’s … Continue reading

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Kedgeree

I know people who grew up thinking kedgeree was a weekly meal. I did not, we didn’t eat a lot of fish growing up, there was fish and chips for Saturday tea (fish from Marks and Spencer’s from Grandad and … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Plot: Chard and Goat’s Pasties

Last weekend we pulled the chard up from its bed and with that there will be no more chard in the Dempsey household until August at the earliest. But over the last two months or so, those plants have been … Continue reading

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Pavlova

In my experience, everyone has something they can’t cook. One of the most accomplished cooks I ever knew, could not bake. I have a epic problem with key lime pie that I really need to deal with at some point. … 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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