Pear Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Pear Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pear Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette A wonderful combination of salty, crunchy and sweet.  Pear Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect autumnal salad.  Substantial enough to be a stand alone lunch with a hunk of crusty bread, or serve alongside a a steak for a decadent supper. Ingredients for the salad: 1 large bag … Read More

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Pesto and Taleggio Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

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Taleggio Pesto Chicken

Pesto and Taleggio Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes Pesto and Taleggio Chicken with roasted tomatoes is one of my favourites for a crowd pleasing lunch.  It can be prepped in about 10 minutes, with virtually no mess, pan frying or fiddly work.  Bang it in the oven, and in under an hour, delicious food, fancy enough for a party is ready … Read More

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Baked Ham in Coca Cola with Cheesy potatoes

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Baked Ham in Coca Cola with Cheesy potatoes

Baked Ham in Coca Cola with Cheesy potatoes This delicious never fail baked ham in coca cola, is an easy to cook Nigella recipe.  I dont the know the science behind it, but the coke works is sugary molasses magic on the meat, and makes it very tender.   Nigella suggests about 2.5 hours for the simmering in coke, but always … Read More

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Easy Peasy Fish Cakes

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Easy Peasy Fish Cakes

Easy Peasy Fish Cakes I love fish cakes.  For me, they are the ultimate comfort food.  The crispy breadcrumb outer combined with the creamy soft inside is just perfection.  Fish cakes are pretty versatile.  They can be poshed up with salad and a nice sauce for a dinner party, or dummed down with baked beans for an in front of … Read More

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Lamb, Leek and Lemon Thyme Filo Pie

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Lamb leek and filo pie

Lamb Leek and Filo Pie with Courgette and Lemon Thyme We are off to Crete on summer holiday in a few days, so to get us in the mood, we whipped up a lamb leek and  filo pie with lemon thyme and courgette. (Sort of Greek inspired). Ingredients I’m a bit sketchy on quantities, as we were just bunging what … Read More

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