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Lemon Drizzle Fat Fairy Cakes

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I hate too much sweet sickly buttercream.

There I have admitted it, heresy as it would seem these days. A modern heavily iced buttercream cupcake doesn’t [… More …]

Fish & Rice #2 – Prawn, Pea and Leek Risotto

Risotto with Prawns, Leeks and Peas

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I am rather partial to a nice risotto, especially one with something fishy in it. It can be as luxurious as you wish (lobster, crab, fresh clams, scallops, exotic fish all come to mind…) or relatively simple, using whatever you have to hand in the fridge or freezer. This is a good standard [… More …]

East London Food Heroes – Forman & Field, E3

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H Forman's Smoked Salmon

 

I love fish. Especially smoked fish. And I love salmon. So faced with a pack of smoked salmon, I am in seventh heaven. It was [… More …]

The Fab Grapefruit Challenge

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It has been such a busy month, August, on the personal front I mean. No time really for any interesting foodie things, though I am hoping September will pick up somewhat, with various food festivals on the calendar for later this month.

But one of the interesting things that DID happen in August was [… More …]

Gomokuzushi – a scattering of flavours & colours

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Sushi.. say that to a lot of people and you will get the comment.. “oh, I don’t like raw fish..” Well that is a shame, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying sushi. The point of sushi is the vinegared rice which can be topped with lots of things, not just fish. And even [… More …]

Eco Marmalade – an update

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We had grapefruit for breakfast the other day, and I felt the need to make more marmalade. Now today I am also making Apple Crumble Pie and some lovely Apple Compote from the fabulous first book by Signe Johansen, Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking …: Scandilicious… More …]

Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

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Wheat free I mean….

Rather a nasty flare up of red spottiness on my cheek means I am attempting to clean my blood out with a sort-of-detox.

Nothing vicious, just no wheat, alcohol, coffee, chocolate or sugar, no dairy except yoghurt. Lots of raw fruit and veggies, lots and LOTS of water.

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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 …]

Stan Laurel’s New York Style Cheesecake

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So we’ve had the full fat cheesecake. Luscious and creamy and wonderful… and fattening. The Oliver Hardy of the cheesecake world.

Not at all the kind of thing that long thin Stan Laurel would have enjoyed. Oh no. But I bet he would have still relished a bit of skinny cheesecake now and then. [… More …]

Oliver Hardy’s New York Style baked cheesecake

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I adore cheesecake. Proper cheesecake that is, the baked one, with a light brown crust that breaks to a silky creamy interior. As famously made at Lindy’s in New York, and I am sure eaten by Oliver Hardy at some time or another. Well, he was certainly full fat enough.

So for a change [… More …]