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Easy homemade granola

Easy homemade granola

I’m not sure I’ve ever made a New Year resolution before, or at least, not for as long as I can remember. I mean, what’s the point? It’s not like anyone ACTUALLY keeps them, and who wants to set themselves up for failure anyway? Well the winds of change must be blowing because 2015 is … Continue reading

Arancini di riso

Arancini di riso

Oh my god, where does the time go?! One minute I’m blogging away contentedly on a weekly basis, and the next, over a month has passed, life has got in the way, and there’s not a blog post in sight…I have a lot of catching up to do! Last weekend I was at a wedding … Continue reading

Lamb, chickpea and spinach stew

Lamb, chickpea and spinach stew

I’m a big fan of one pot cooking. Step 1. Throw ingredients into pan Step 2. Leave in oven for several hours Step 3. Check on food once or twice Step 4. Scoff the lot Of course there are practical benefits – it’s incredibly easy, you can prepare everything in advance, it makes cooking for … Continue reading

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

It’s genuinely surprising the number of disgusted faces I was presented with when I told people I was making slow-cooked ox cheek ragù. I mean, we’re not talking tongue or tripe or some random body part that you would only see Z-list celebrities eating in a jungle in Australia. This is cheek we’re talking about. … Continue reading

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

I have a confession to make. It’s a confession that I probably shouldn’t be making so early on in my blog, but there’s no point in beating about the bush. I’m rubbish at baking. Now some of my friends may beg to differ, but they haven’t seen some of the casualties over the years. The … Continue reading

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Poor old gnocchi…I feel sorry for them. So misunderstood and under-appreciated by us British. But who can blame us? So often served as stodgy, chewy nuggets rather than the oh-so-light and fluffy little pillows they should be, they’re the forgotten cousin of the straight-A student – well-known and well-loved pasta. But when they reach the … Continue reading

Friday night dips whilst you wait

Friday night dips whilst you wait

It’s Friday night and STILL January. Thank god for this blog and a glass of wine to keep me sane. This evening me and the other half have decided to cook dinner together. We already had some halloumi and minced beef in the fridge, so he’s making homemade burgers (boy’s cooking) with grilled halloumi and … Continue reading