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Homegrown Produce

Sometimes you find gorgeous things in places you least expect: like this tomato plant, which was hiding amounts all the flat-packery at Ikea. A mere £5, and this beauty has produced the sweetest, reddest little tomatoes for us. Amazing to just harvest a few, cut them in half, toss them […]

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Indian Style Creamed Spinach

With the Easter weekend just over, we chose to celebrate with an Indian Feast for lunch on Sunday. Indian food is vibrant and makes for a nice change to a more traditional roast. It’s also perfect sharing food. Four of the dishes I had made before and can be found […]


Frittata is a wonderful thing to make if you have a heap of eggs you need to use. It is also a great picnic food, and travels well – better than quiche as you don’t have to worry about the pastry cracking. There are no rules with frittata really. You […]

bbq corn


Barbecued corn on the cob is actually one of life’s best things. Trust me. When corn in 3 for a pound (thanks Lidl) who could resist buying three beautiful ears?


You don’t win friends with salad, until now

“Can you make some salads for the BBQ?” Salads… So many ingredients, so much banal prep for little reward… That’s what ran through my head when asked to make some salads for a Friday night summer BBQ. I promptly sent back a link to the message of The Simpsons clip […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

A perfect thing to make in advance for dinner when time is limited, this is butternut squash soup with an edge. The warmth of the spices puts a lovely twist on a classic.