Archive for the 'recipes' Category

Some cakes

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Jaffa cakes from this Jamie Oliver recipe:

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They taste almost entirely unlike jaffa cakes though. Could do with more sweetness. The main problem is the recipe ingredients are all wrong: It needs more cake mix, about half the marmalade, and about twice the chocolate.

Cookies from this BBC recipe:

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Not exactly sophisticated, but they taste OK.

Beef casserole and home made horseradish sauce

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

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Sorry about the terrible photo. The food was delicious. Recipe was this one, and the horseradish recipe was this.

Fennel and kale tagliatelle

Monday, June 15th, 2015

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Tasty! The secret is in the lemon and fennel fronds added afterwards, giving it a nice lift.

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Recipe is this one but I didn’t bother with the onion.

Peppers chorizo halloumi pesto pizza

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Not that good.

Rosemary, dates and caramelized onion pizza

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Quite sophisticated.  Next time, cut the dates up smaller.

Red pepper pesto

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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Home-roasted peppers, coriander, pimenton and pine nuts pesto, pasta, and fresh salad from the garden.

This is the recipe – don’t put too much paprika in it.

Tea cake

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Very tasty! The recipe is from here

Beer bread

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Peculiar, and not particularly nice. Recipe is this one.

Okonomiyaki

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Recipe

Malt loaf

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Recipe

Pulled pork

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

American BBQ classic:

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Recipe

Courgette soup

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Basil, spring onions, potatoes, garlic, cream, parmesan cheese.

Olive pesto pasta

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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Very delicious indeed, and super-simple to make. The recipe is this one.

Crab linguine

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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Recipe from the BBC.

Dutch baby

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Recipe from here. Very tasty, rather like a pancake. As you can see I burned it slightly even after 12 minutes, so I think the optimum cooking time is something like 10 minutes.

Rogan Josh lamb curry

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Jamie Oliver’s lamb curry recipe. Complicated to make, but very tasty indeed.

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Waldorf salad risotto

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Jamie’s apple, walnut, gorgonzola risotto.

Pizzas

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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I didn’t make the gorgonzola pizza.

Best of the lot may have been the truffle pesto and caramelized onion pizza.

3 types of pizza

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Pesto, aubergine, goats cheese pizza. This one was very good, the best of the lot:
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Black garlic and pancetta. I made a mistake here by cooking the black garlic (which turns it into tasteless charcoal). I should probably have added it after cooking. In any case you couldn’t really taste it:
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Kabocha squash and honey pizza. Nothing particularly special:
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Black garlic

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6.