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Osso Buco and a Risotto Milanese….

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….cos practice makes perfect.

I’m not sure.. did I mention that I am going to be one of the judges in the Essential Cuisine Risotto competition on Facebook and Twitter? And that means that I will be cooking the finalist risotti along with fellow judges Jeremy from Essential Cuisine, and fellow blogger Jenny from [… More …]

For the love of lentils

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It is a Monday in October, it is cold and damp outside, but inside my house it is warm and cosy. I don’t feel in the mood for wintry, lovely sticktoyourribs food today. I want something light, herby, easy on the tongue and the stomach.

I want lentils.

What? I hear you say. But [… More …]

Oh, please… have a heart…..

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One of the exciting things about Farmer’s Markets is picking up unusual hard-to-find meat from the farmer who is doing the producing. Walthamstow has some very interesting meat, [… More …]

Sausage Cottage Pie

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I found a pack of sausage meat in the freezer, left over from making sausage rolls at Christmas. Time to use it up.

I would usually make some kind of sausage pattie, like a skinless sausage, but whilst I was at the International Food Exhibition recently, someone was handing out little samples of [… More …]

Would I tell you Porkie Pies?

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As part of our Gosh-it’s-too-nice-to-work-let’s-get-out-in-the-country drive, we decided to head to the North Norfolk seaside for the day, to see some birds at Titchwell, and to eat crab and mayonnaise for lunch somewhere. But before we got there, we stopped at North Creake to spy out the farmers’ market and to meet up with [… More …]

Chorizo & Chickpea Stew – Spanish Whispers

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Chorizo and Chickpea StewFor ages, and perhaps even longer than that, I have been dying to try out the Chorizo and Chickpea Stew that Essex Eating treats as [… More …]