Category Archives: Recipes

Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Really, a cobbler is for later on in the summer, when the fruit is getting a bit old and past it, not now when they are just starting to appear in the shops.  But I foolishly left the peaches in … Continue reading

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Peanut Sauce

The advantage of feeding the kids early on a Tuesday is I get to have this for dinner. Noodles, sliced veg and peanut sauce. Tasty vegan goodness. The recipe came from a relative so I’m not sure where it originated. … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Use Roast Vegetables

Sometimes it can feel like post December winter veg is just a succession of bland mash, especially if you don’t cook with butter.  But this week I’ve been on a roasting kick and it has significantly improved my opinion of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tomato Tarte Tatin

The recipe is from Design Sponge and I loved how it turned out. The tomatoes turned sweet, intense and concentrated in the oven and the pastry was a crumbly contrast note. But enough of talking like a Masterchef judge, as … Continue reading

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Recipe: Armenian Lentil Soup

I’ve been messing about with this recipe for a while but this was finally the right version. Thick, while still being a little soupy, strong lemon taste and warming enough for the confused weather of early spring. I swear that … Continue reading

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Hummus, my way

It seems weird I haven’t done a hummus recipe yet, but 18saughtonmains is the default hummus maker around here and although he has promised to post his recipe, he hasn’t got around to it yet. So here is mine, inspired … Continue reading

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Recipe: Thai Style Chicken Noodle Soup

I texted 18saughtonmains yesterday to let him know I was planning to make chicken noodle soup for tea and to ask where the tamarind was. He replied ‘will the kids like it?’ I said ‘they like noodles.’ Turns out I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Tangy Lemon Cake

Here’s the recipe for yesterday’s cake. I’ve tagged it as cooking with kids, but really what happened was my kitchen was suddenly invaded by a 6 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old. They had been … Continue reading

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A Massive Pink Cake

Youngest had a tough medical event today, but she has been a trooper, so I asked her what she wanted to make. “A massive *waves arms* pink cake!” she said. Her wish was my command. The dough is actually a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Amazing Roasted Aubergine Salad

I’m not normally an aubergine fan, to be honest, so I was planning for this to be a side dish for this evening, assuming 18saughtonmains would eat most of it. But it’s too good to share so I’m having it … Continue reading

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