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Pancetta, Chorizo and Broad Bean Risotto

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

A warming risotto for the cold snap.  Feeds 4. Ingredients 2 Onion Chopped 2 cloves Garlic finely Chopped 1tbsp Olive Oil 225g Frozen Broad Beans 150g Chorizo Sausage – Cooked and chopped into chunks 150g Smoked Pancetta – Diced 350g Risotto Rice 1.2l Chicken Stock 1tbsp or fresh Dried Thyme 1tbsp Dried or fresh Oregano […]

Australian Rich Fruit Cake

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

This moist, rich, fruit cake recipe was given to me by a friend from Australia.  Serves 12. Ingredients 175g Pitted Dates 115g  Ready to Eat dried prunes 200ml Unsweetened Orange Juice 2tbsp Molasses or Black Treacle 2tsp Candied Peel 225g Self Raising Flour (White or Wholemeal) 1tsp Mixed Spice 115g Seedless Raisins 115g Golden Sultanas […]


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The world (and the world wide web) probably doesn’t need another lasagne recipe but when did that ever stop me 🙂 This is my favourite lasagne recipe its an ideal dish to serve a gaming group after a hard day of gaming. Most of the preparation can be done before the game so its just […]

Lamb Chops with Peppers

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

A recipe I’ve cooked since I was at University and a personal favourite for when the cold weather sets in. Serves 4.  Serve with rice. Ingredients 8 Lamb Chops 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil 2 Onions 2 cloves of garlic chopped 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes 2 Green Peppers 1 Red Pepper 2 tsp Crushed Coriander […]

Chocolate Spice Cake

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I baked this for a friend’s birthday years ago. The other day they asked me for the recipe so here it is. Ingredients 200g Margarine 400g Caster Sugar 100g Plain Chocolate 4 Eggs (size 3) separated 2 x 2.5ml spoon Cinnamon 2 x 2.5ml spoon Mixed Spice 350g Self Raising Flour 240ml Milk 50g Cut […]

Chicken and Plum Casserole

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

An unusual and tasty casserole that’s great as the cold winter nights draw in. Serve with bread or rice. Pork or turkey can be used instead of the chicken. Serves 4. Ingredients 2 rashers of back bacon chopped 1tbsp sunflower oil 450g boneless chicken thigh or breast cut into large chunks 1 clove gralic crushed […]

Minced Lamb with Peas

Monday, August 17th, 2009

A mildly spicy lamb dish

Pork and Mushroom Curry

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A mild and tasty curry with loads of coconut.

Spicy Black-eye Beans

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This is one of my favourit recipes, so much so that I went and bought a 7 litre stock pot from John Lewis a couple of weeks back so I can cook a double quantity for freezing. Ideally it should be cooked a couple of days in advance and allowed to sit so the deep, rich flavour of the sauce can mature and permeate into the beans.

Curried Black-Eye Beans

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Tried this out earlier in the weekend and enjoyed it so thought I’d post it tonight. The quontities here are for it as a side dish for a wet curry or light meal with Chapatis. Serves 4. Serve hot or cold. 150g Black-eye beans soaked in a bowl overnight 2 tbsp Oil 2 Medium Onions […]

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