4 Hour Beef Bourguignon

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Best Beef Bourguignon

4 Hour Beef Bourguignon Beef bourguignon is one of our all time family favourites.  The beauty of this dish is that the flavour comes from the slow cook – which you can do on a very low heat in the oven, or in a slow cooker.  Its almost impossible not to make this delicious. If you have the time, it … Read More

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Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

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Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

Make Your Own Breadcrumbs As well as being economical, it is so easy to make your own breadcrumbs.  The best crumbs are made from 1 or 2 day old bread, often that will just be thrown out anyway, so this is a great way to avoid throwing out food. Breadcrumbs can be either soft (fresh) or if you want them … Read More

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Blue Cheese Mushrooms on Toast

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Blue Cheese Mushrooms on Toast

Cheese on toast gets a little twist with this blue cheese mushrooms on toast recipe.  Fridge to plate in less than 20 mins. Per person (or per slice) 70g button or chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 50g Blue cheese  ( I use St Agur), but use your favourite, or what you have in the fridge! 50g Cream cheese small knob … Read More

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Lemon Thyme Carrots – Couscous and Feta

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Couscous with lemon thyme roasted carrots and feta

Lemon Thyme Carrots with Couscous and Feta Ingredients 250g Carrots peeled 20 or so sprigs of Lemon Thyme The juice of 2 freshly squeezed lemons Drizzle of Olive oil 200g Couscous 350ml  Chicken stock 100g Goats cheese Put the peeled carrots in a roasting dish with around 2/3 of the lemon thyme, the juice of half a lemon and a drizzle with olive … Read More

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How to Freeze Rice Safely

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How to freeze rice

I love rice, but find it can be a pain to make midweek, when we are knee deep in after school activities and homework. I will be trying to help (usually unsuccessfully) with conjugated verbs, or times tables and get distracted – leading to the rice fusing to the bottom of the pan yet another time. Its not worth the effort … Read More

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