Food, Glorious Food


We had this little beauty for tea tonight. Homemade salt and pepper chips (recipe below), stir fried vegetables and slow cooked pork belly. Salt and pepper chips is a favourite of ours from our local Chinese chippy, and I found a recipe in my Pinch of Nom book for making them at home. They suggest …

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Baked Eggs


I shared this delicious lunch with my daughter today. I have often seen "baked eggs" in different guises and variations on foodie websites and in recipe books, but I have never been tempted enough to try them for myself. For some reason, any recipe that involves breaking eggs that need to be kept whole makes …

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From the kitchen


Got to share tonight's tea with you! I don't usually go in for food sharing online, but this is one of the easiest, tastiest, inexpensive meals I've made for such a long time and it is definitely worth showing you. Baby potatoes with olive oil, sage, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, and chicken breasts bashed …

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Pork and Peppers


Got to share this with you! We had this for tea tonight and it was gorgeous. Literally. I could have gorged myself on it! Apologies for the messy plate but I was too keen to get stuck in. Ingredients: 2 x pork loin steaks (£4 for 6 at Asda, cost for this meal approx £1.33) …

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Bulgar Wheat Salad and Chicken


I had a yearning for something fresh and tasty for tea tonight so I decided on making one of our family's favourite summer dishes of bulgar wheat salad with chicken drumsticks. If you fancy doing the same, here's how: Take a 500g pack of bulgar wheat (£1) and put it in a bowl. Mix up …

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Budget Gourmet – Sausage Casserole


You know when you want something tasty and filling but there's not a lot in the cupboard? Well, try this one for size. It will feed four healthy appetites, and can stretch easily: 8 sausages, any flavour a chopped onion a tin of baked beans a tin of chopped tomatoes 2 tins of new potatoes …

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Red Soup


Got to share this with you - we have just had the supper to die for!! Red Soup: 4 over-ripe and otherwise non-usable red peppers 3 smallish red onions 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 1 litre of stock   1. Chop the peppers into large chunks; cut the red onions into quarters and then each …

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Sunday Satisfyer


I bet that's got you thinking hasn't it?! Haha!! What I want to share with you today is the meal we had tonight after a superb afternoon making music in Todmorden Park. As you might already know I am the conductor of Todmorden Community Band, and we were playing in Todmorden Park this afternoon. We …

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Winter Warmer


Here's my recipe for my bacon and lentil broth that we had for our tea tonight. It's a real winter warmer and is a firm family favourite in this house! Ingredients: 250g red lentils 6 thick rashers of smoked back bacon (or 8 rashers if you can't get thick sliced) An onion 2 or 3 …

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Monday curiosity


I borrowed this from Curious as a Cat (see my blogroll for the link). A bit different for a Monday morning. 1) Do you know any recipes by heart? If so, write one down off the top of your head. I know how to make plenty of "family dishes" but until I came across this …

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