Category Archives: vegetables

Sophie’s Simperingly Simple Onion Soup

This is easy and delicious and has almost no ingredients. Serves 4. You will need: A large thick-bottomed saucepan – Le Creuset would be ideal 3 very large yellow onions 1 litre of chicken stock, 1 litre of veg stock … Continue reading

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The way to a man’s heart is through a deep-fat fryer

I’ve wanted to get a deep-fat fryer for ages. Vegetable tempura. Onion rings. PROPER chips. I finally treated myself to one today – for the princely sum of £15 in Tesco. There are about 23,000 different best ways of cooking … Continue reading

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Random vegetable soup

My sons described this as ‘the best soup’ they had ever tasted – and it was just made with stuff I had lying around. Half a dozen small potatoes, chopped 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic 2 carrots, … Continue reading

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Creamy mushroom stroganoff

This recipe is from Tamzin Outhwaite. No, she’s not a personal showbiz friend, I just found it by accident. It’s an easy, delicious sauce for tagliatelle. I just used chestnut mushrooms. http://www.secretsauce.co.uk/pasta-rice/tagliatelle-recipes/creamy-mushroom-stroganoff/

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Beautiful burritos

Me and the children made these tonight. Fantastic. They took it in turns to help me cook and take photos… (photos to follow!) We made veggie ones and steak ones. Both use the sneaky salsa (below) though this time we … Continue reading

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Nigella’s Stalking Soup

Watched Nigella’s Christmas last night – the way it’s filmed makes you feel like a pervy stalker peering in through her kitchen window and lurking behind the light fittings… “phoar, come on Nigella, kneed yer dumplings”. Etcetera. Anyway, I managed … Continue reading

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Lentils & Cabbage

Okay, doesn’t sound that appetising, but this went down a treat with a bottle of the excellent ginger-spiced Blandford Fly beer. I didn’t even grumble about the brown rice – it was totally like being back in a cafe in … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup & Toasty Pumpkin seeds

Henry & Tilly went pumpkin carving the other day, and they brought home a couple of extra pumpkins they hadn’t finished – which was a bonus as I could make soup… Large pumpkin 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock large … Continue reading

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Dill pickles

Okay, dill pickles are not exactly a staple food but these are great with Buzz Burgers (today I simplified the burgers by just using organic minced beef, and small amounts of finely chopped onions, garlic, dried herbs, Worcester and Tabasco … Continue reading

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Broad Bean Risotto

Adapted, if not pinched, from the Able & Cole recipe, adding Noilly Prat vermouth and using mint instead of thyme, as we have mint growing by our kitchen door but no thyme. That’s the trouble with modern life; never enough … Continue reading

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