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Sunday Night

June 23, 2013

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A post by Ed about our Sunday evenings in the kitchen.

Steak and Chips

June 10, 2013

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This meal was an early anniversary treat. Tomorrow Ed and I will have been married for 14 years. Worth celebrating with steak and strawberries don't you think?

Just Salad

June 2, 2013

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Make sure your salad is good enough to stand on it's own merits. Sometimes it's all about the sides.

Sausage Casserole

April 7, 2013

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I'm sure that you all already know how to make a sausage casserole...maybe some of you buy a sausage casserole mix from the supermarket. Who am I to judge?

Gypsy Gammon

March 21, 2013

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You don't need to cook this over a fire at the side of the road; but don't let me stop you.

Corn Tortillas

March 15, 2013

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Preparing corn tortillas is a family affair, George is particularly good at shaping and pressing them, whilst I do the griddling. Ed is usually on chopping and beer opening detail.

Black Rice Salad

December 17, 2012

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One last reasonably healthy recipe from me before the gluttony of Christmas descends. Ed created this black rice salad one lunch time which is greater than the sum of its parts.

Courgette and Chorizo Tarts

September 30, 2012

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Tasty little individual tarts made with a thyme and parmesan pastry then filled with courgette and chorizo.

Pasta

August 21, 2012

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Today the boy and I made fresh egg pasta for lunch.

Chicken Satay Noodle Salad

July 22, 2012

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Don't you think it's so much easier to eat salads when the sun finally comes out? This isn’t just ANY salad though, it’s a ‘Claire and Ed’s Spicy Satay Noodle Salad’

Just Chilli

July 7, 2012

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This Summer seems to be about cagoules, umbrellas and drying off soggy chickens. So I cooked a chilli to warm our bones.

All Day Pork

May 31, 2012

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Some things are worth getting up early for. The first one is a cup of tea and the second is the promise of a pulled pork pitta. This pork is dry rubbed with coffee and cooked all day. You're welcome.

Make it Flaky

May 8, 2012

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I am not sharing this because it’s healthy. I am not sharing this because it’s pretty. It’s not even a clever or complicated dish. In fact…you could say that it’s just a big sausage roll. Point taken. I wanted to show you a quick flaky pastry recipe that I think is easier to make than […]

Baked Eggs

May 1, 2012

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A simple lunch of baked eggs...with a side order of pancetta and some crusty bread.

Winter Soufflé Omelette

February 22, 2012

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It was a dreary wet morning in Derbyshire, so I set about the housework. The rainy skies and domestic chores left me feeling that I needed a tasty lunch to perk me up. I scoured the kitchen and garden for inspiration: Witch hazel and snowdrops offered the only glimpse of colour in the garden. The […]

The Pheasant and The Potato

February 17, 2012

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One of our generous neighbours offered us a pheasant, and having never cooked a pheasant before I jumped at the chance. Although he was a beautiful thing, carrying him back home felt a little odd. His soft feathers and firm weightiness made it feel like I was carrying a pet, rather than something for dinner. […]

Shabu Shabu

January 1, 2012

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Ever since Ed had eaten steaming hotpot on a trip to Japan he wanted to try cooking one at home. I spotted @Jaxies blogpost beautifully descriptive post about ‘Shabu Shabu’ and her nostalgia and memories of eating it as a child. It is a kind of hot pot where you cook thinks in a flavoured broth, like […]

Slow Cooked Massaman

December 5, 2011

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I had long thought that stewing beef would work well in a slow cooked curry, but it was only recently that I tried it out. I’m pleased to report that it works very, very well. The meat is soft and delicious, the potatoes take on the subtle flavours of the spices and the coconut milk […]

Sunday Dinner – Roast Beef

November 20, 2011

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You can’t beat the flavour of a rib of beef. This was about the best we’ve had. It’s from the cows that live at the end of our garden, farmed by the farmer at the end of our road and cooked by me. There are only 2 and a half people in this house, so a […]