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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 […]

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 […]

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.

Gingered Lamb Stew

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Something I cooked last weekend and I was typing the recipe up for a friend so I thought I’d post it here too. Double the ginger if you’ve got a cold (triple it if you dare). Makes: 4 to 6 Servings Serve with plain rice or lentils. 500g Lamb Stew Meat Diced into 1 inch […]

Citrus-marinated Chicken

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

A recipe I really enjoy that I cooked a couple of weekends ago and thought I’d share here today. I use all the optional ingredients because I like it spicky but I know thats not to everyones taste. I think I’ve been watching too many cheffy cooking shows because when I did this recipe last […]

Soda Bread Pizza

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Tonight I take my inpiration from darkdwarf’s post Tuna Fish Pitta Bread Pizzas. I thought I’d share two versions of a quick Soda Bread pizza recipe. First up is the quick version from when I was a students… Take one soda farl and slice in two. Lightly toast the uncut sides under the grill. When […]

Thursday Thirteen #4

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Thirteen Things Reference Books I most use when writing stories (with Amazon links for more information where I could find the book listed) Roget’s Thesaurus: I’ve yet to find a better thesaurus than the one that has evolved through Longman to Penguin. The Story of Western Architecture: More about the history of the development of […]

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