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Mar 12th, 2017

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Stuffed loaf and “Spicy Donich Soup”

I made this bread which featured on the bake off a few years ago.  It was seriously nice – although when I make it again I think I will ditch the goats’ cheese as I am not that fond of it.  It certainly looked very good and would make a nice centre piece for a […]

Nov 23rd, 2015

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The joy of Chickpeas

500g of dried chick peas is £1 in ADSA (in fact you can get 2kg for £2.50 but let’s not run before we can walk). The other night I was thinking of what to make for a special meal for myself (there is something very sad about that, but if I left it to R […]

Jun 24th, 2015

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Homemade Lemonade

I don’t know what it is with drinks manufacturers, but it doesn’t seem to be possible to buy a nice soft drink without it being packed with sugar. You can buy soft drinks of the ‘squash’ variety (much beloved of R) made with artificial sweeteners, you can buy ‘diet’ fizzy drinks like coke and lemonade […]

Feb 21st, 2014

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Salmon Recipes

Last week we bought a huge organic salmon from Loch Fyne.  I am ashamed to say that I bought it in Glasgow, so it made a journey 50 miles down the road and back (not ideal but could be worse I suppose). Anyway – I filleted it (not very expertly) and it made 10 good […]

Jan 12th, 2014

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Every lunchtime I make soup.  Note I said ‘I’ because cooking isn’t something R does.  For the cost of one carton from the chill cabinet in the supermarket you can make an enormous pot which will do at least three sets of lunches for the two of us.   Really easy to make and combined with […]

Jan 5th, 2014

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Preserved Lemons

I made preserved lemons today for the first time with all the lemons left over from Christmas.  Basically you sterilize a large jar, and then slice as many spare lemons as you have vertically into six to eight pieces each.  Put a layer of salt into the jar and then put in the lemons a […]