Oatmeal

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes referred to as the common oat, is a cereal grain plant producing seeds known as “groats”. When these are crushed, or forced through steel rollers, they become rolled oats, or oatmeal, […]

Simnel cake

I love Easter because there’s a whole host of recipes I don’t get an excuse to make the rest of the year (aside from an excuse to eat mammoth quantities of chocolate).  I’m particularly fond […]

Cold butternut squash, ham, and cheese

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Three Good Things.  For anyone liking a meaty salad, this is great immediately after assembly or lasts well for a few days kept in an airtight container.  […]

Sticky Ginger Chicken

This is a good, simple oriental dish which is full of flavour but sufficiently unthreatening that all the family enjoy it.  I have a long list of attempted but failed Chinese recipes that just don’t […]

Chocolate Easter cake egg nest

Credit for this particular recipe has to go fully to Nigella Lawson.  I have an endless capacity for cake, chocolate, dessert or pudding so don’t need much of an excuse to bake these recipes at […]

Meatballs with pasta

Meatballs with pasta In an attempt to reduce my intake of red meat I’ve been trying to find a good turkey meatballs recipe.  For obvious reasons turkey mince doesn’t have that rich depth of flavour […]

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