Category Archives: Food & Drink

Feeling crabby?

It’s been a while since I did anything vaguely foodie, partly as I’ve been on an awkward exclusion diet (low FODMAP) for a while. All bets were off in Lisbon last week though! I am now back on the wagon … Continue reading

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Summer in a glass…

A simple summery pud to finish off a birthday dinner for an old friend: summer fruits in a grown-up elderflower jelly. Fills 4-5 highball glasses. Put a bottle of prosecco or Blanquette de Limoux or any sparkling wine to chill … Continue reading

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Turkish eggs – cilbir

Having tasted this at Providores in London I had to find out how to make this ultimate comfort food! I’ve adapted it to as low-fat a version as possible in the past; today was not quite ‘go-for-broke’ but the rationing … Continue reading

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In the garden

Spring is well under way. The daffs and crocuses are done, grape hyacinths are hanging on in there  and anemones (a few) in fine fettle. Tadpoles wriggle in the rather neglected pond… Best of all, though, for a Yorkshire lass, … Continue reading

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Festive GF Baking

A batch of Christmassy fruit & nut chocolatiness… Continue reading

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Cheers!

Well, there are still 348 days left of 2014, so I will say Cheers! to the New Year, albeit rather belatedly. I wish you all the best for those 348 days, hoping the first 17 haven’t been too dusty for … Continue reading

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Pflaumenkuchen mit Streusel: plum crumble cake

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I wanted a traditional German Pflaumenkuchen recipe for the OH’s birthday last week when we had people coming to supper, and came across this one from ‘Sunday Hotpants’, complete with its own charming tale. It’s come via New Zealand, so it’s … Continue reading

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Harvest Home

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As the chutney-in-the-making photo in the last blog was a bit dubious to say the least, I thought I’d ferret out a few of the more finished products from recent bouts of domesticity. I think it’s an atavistic urge, like … Continue reading

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Seriously Spicy Plum “Glutney”

I clearly have yet to find a way of making a pan of chutney look appealing! I wanted to make some chutney to keep my husband happy as he is a lifelong hater of all things raisin-y, including currants & … Continue reading

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Marrow & Ginger Jam rediscovered…

A couple of hefty marrows came my way recently. For our transatlantic friends, that’s zucchini or squash, before you balk at the thought of bone marrow jam! This led me to go very retro… The first marrow I halved, baking … Continue reading

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