Category Archives: Cooking

Jam today

I needed to make a new batch of raspberry jam – luckily these were frozen in the summer as not much is growing at the moment other than sprouts, and I’m not sure that’d be quite as tasty as a … Continue reading

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Fish pie

This fish pie was made using freshly caught cod off the beach, on the way back from a run, and included cod roe for the first time, which tasted great and then looked good too. I’m really pleased with it, … Continue reading

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Orange almond cake

This may not look like much, but 2 hrs simmering oranges makes the house smell great, and this flourless cake is delicious!

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Christmas cooking

We were hosting lunch today and I made: spelt bread (for breakfast), rosemary and Gruyère cheese straws, buckwheat blini with crème fraîche and smoked salmon, mince pies and stripy brandy butter (the latter based on a family tradition, in slightly … Continue reading

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Canapés

I was helping at a party tonight & was quite pleased with my creative innovation of pretty cup as chilli sauce holder!

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Mince pies

Can’t say these were 100% my own work, but thanks to Mum & Max, they taste delicious! Also a great reminder that recipe substitutions can work really well – spelt flour instead of plain, and raspberry liqueur for brandy as … Continue reading

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Cake

Date, banana and honey. Very tasty at any time of day!

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White spelt bread

I normally make a wholemeal version, but this turned out very well, despite me cheating on the proving time as we wanted to eat it sooner!

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Date, walnut, banana & honey cakes

I haven’t tried this before, but made 2 and improvised baking the second in a casserole dish, which seemed to work. “Best cake ever” according to my husband. It’s definitely delicious!

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Pizza and cake

I made wholemeal pizza, followed by summer berry polenta cake for us and our hosts tonight. Fun to make and very good to eat! Both good with cava too!

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