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More autumn soup… cabbages and pumpkins

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More soup for you to relish the autumnal colours and warming textures, for as well as the deep savouriness of a bowl of clear broth full of vegetables and pasta I also enjoy soups that have more of a velvety texture. Usually that involved blending them and using some root vegetables. Pumpkin and autumn [… More …]

Soup time….Minestrone

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It is getting chillier, don’t you think? Time for soup…

I was really lucky recently, and won a set of dehydrated stocks from Essential Cuisine – a fab product I had heard of, but I had never used them before.

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Foodie events #2 – Avocado tea at the Dorchester

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How posh eh!!

I was so chuffed to be invited by Red Communications to the launch of the Peruvian Hass Avocado season, with the Peruvian ambassador and some other likeminded industry avocado lovers. Thank you again Dominic, I had a fab tea.

Peru is mostly famous in my book for Paddington bear and so [… More …]

Sparrowgrass and Blender Hollandaise

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I am not particularly precious about only eating English produce, although I will when I can. But I eat my fair share of Fairtrade bananas and extra fine green beans. However, there are some things that I prefer to only eat when they are in season in England. Strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries, purple sprouting [… More …]

Talk of Cabbages and Kings

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.”

Well now. Cabbages, you may say, are not kings. They are not princely like asparagus or samphire. Not as regal as Calabrese or [… More …]

Boulangere Potatoes – Slimming World

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I adore potatoes. I love them mashed, roast, chips, anyway at all really. And so long as I don’t use any fat (or just use Fry Light which is free on Slimming World) I can stuff my face with them.

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Tomatoes

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We have fruit trees and raspberry canes in our little suburban garden. But never have I grown anything that actually needed tending.

This year however, in line with frugality [… More …]