Victoria Sandwich

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Victoria Sandwich

I had a fanciful idea of calling this an Albert Sponge Cake, but apparently Albert had nothing to do with it, except for the fact that he was married to Victoria.   In fact the famously unamused monarch didn’t really have anything to do with it either, other than it was something she enjoyed eating becausemore »

Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh

I wanted something fresh and Summery that would be nice to have as a side salad alongside some chicken or ham – Tabbouleh was just the thing.  With this dish you can add whatever you fancy, so I added some more tomatoes, radishes, sliced garlic and a few green olives and balsamic vinegar to makemore »

Chicken Puttanesca

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Chicken Puttanesca

In this hot, humid weather all I’ve wanted to do is settle in the shade and read books.  A lovely book I’ve just finished is one called Nutmeg by Maria Goodin. It’s about a woman called Meg who’s growing up in a world of food-filled fantasy; where her first tooth was so sharp her mothermore »

Red Pesto

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Red Pesto

Yes!!  Summer has finally arrived in the UK!  What’s so great about the summer is that everybody becomes friendlier towards each other and the pace of life slows down a little – lovely When it gets like this all I seem to want to eat is pasta dishes, salads and ice cream.  So as Imore »

Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate Sauce

This recipe is from Felicity Cloake’s ‘How To Make The Perfect …..’ series in The Guardian newspaper.  Felicity tries a variety of recipes before she decides on the ‘perfect’ recipe which she then outlines for her readers. Just the other evening I’d sampled a warm chocolate sauce over ice-cream – it was so delicious.  Themore »