Category Archives: Traditional

Fusilli, Bacon and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food.  Bacon, cheese and pasta.   This is what the Greeks meant by Ambrosia. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe before.  It is truly the best. Making it this way with layers, rather than mixing … Continue reading

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Roast Pumpkin Hummus

Roast Pumpkin Hummus 2 tins chickpeas   2 cups roast pumpkin, mashed 3 teaspoons tahini 1 Tbsp crushed garlic 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp hot paprika or 1/4 tsp cayenne – or more to taste ½ cup lemon … Continue reading

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka [Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce] A new breakfast to start the day with a zing.   I really like this one. Adapted from Saveur , who say it is an Israeli dish of  Libyan origin.  Others say it is Tunisian, or … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Peanut Sauce

It can be done!  Another use for the slow-cooker.  It is even easier to make, and in my opinion, just as good as my more complicated version.  I had some on toast this morning. and a few spoonsful left over after … Continue reading

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Potato~top Mince Pie

Some might call this a cottage pie. I don’t. 500g beef mince 2 onions, chopped finely 2 carrots, one grated, one sliced or diced 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp mushroom soy … Continue reading

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Slow-cooked Beef Cheek

Beef cheek is a very lean and dark meat that is quite cheap because it can be tough unless slow-cooked or braised.  It has a rich flavour and if cooked slowly will be very tender and delicious. This example was … Continue reading

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