Category Archives: All Food

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Goats curd, walnut and orange salad

This Christmas Day, I wanted a starter that was light and easy to prepare. I found this one in “Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden“. Unfortunately, however, it seems that you can’t get chicory in the centre of Manchester for love or money. I tried both.


Nigel Slater’s goats’ cheese frittata

I love Nigel Slater’s recipes. They are all so wonderfully easy to make and yet taste so warming and delicious. Although I have never been able to convince Mr Sainsbury’s to package up my weekly shopping in little paper bags marked Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… So


Sweet shallot and ricotta pasta

This was supposed to be a vegetarian recipe. It would have been lovely as a vegetarian meal but my husband doesn’t do veggie willingly. With a greedy household rule that chorizo makes every dish 40% better, I threw some in. Here’s the recipe without. Ingredients 12  x shallots ,


Linguine with lemon, garlic and thyme mushrooms

Oh yum, this one was delicious. Ingredients 115g chestnut mushrooms 40ml extra virgin olive oil A good pinch of Maldon salt 1-2  cloves garlic, crushed Zest and juice of 1 lemon 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, stripped 250g linguine 1/2  bunch fresh parsley, chopped 2


Fresh fig chutney

Another classic from Olive magazine. I’ve made this a few times and think it’s utterly delicious. Perfect as a festive treat. Ingredients 1 red onion , finely chopped 4 tbsp soft brown sugar 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise a thumb-sized


Vegetable bake

With a variety of night outs on the cards at the moment, my cupboard is decidedly bare. There’s simply no point in stocking up on tasty goodies just to have them go off. However with plans suddenly cancelled one night last week, that didn’t leave


Nat’s tomato and fig soup

A few weeks ago, the hubbie and I spent the weekend with my most favourite people, @Nathaliehadwin and her partner David. Nat and David are vegeterians. Not a trait I tend to approve of in my friends. But Nat and Dave are  foodie vegetraians, who


Marmite pasta

A Nigella Lawson classic, this is a perfect, cheap, tasty mid-week supper. Only if you’re a lover of course! Ingredients 375g dried pasta 50g unsalted butter 1 tsp Marmite, to taste (I actually add about five time this!) Freshly grated parmesan Preparation Cook the spaghetti in