Food and recipes

Food and recipes

Pickled lemons - The Pixel Chef (8)

Pickled lemons

I thought that I would revamp and republish some of my old favourite recipes using the new fab recipe plugin that I discovered recently – WP Recipe maker from Bootstrapped ventures. First up is this recipe for pickled lemons – picked because I have a new batch steeping away in the kitchen at the moment.…

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Let’s make Kimchi!

Hello there – how are we all doing in Lockdown 2.0? Like many of the people I speak to at the moment we are finding this one much tougher than Lockdown 1.0. Back in the spring it was all rather new and strange but the sun was shining and we had sour dough and zoom…

Blueberry and banana cake (11 of 17)

Blueberry and banana cake

As lock down went on we were very happy to be able to get regular home deliveries – mostly from Sainsburys. This was a little tricky to start with – sometimes logging on past midnight to secure a slot as they became available! Luckily things have calmed down a bit and it’s normally pretty easy…

Spicy pear chutney (23 of 25)

Spicy pear chutney

We have a glut of pears at the moment – a result I think of this fantastic spring and summer! Sadly the pears have rarely been very tasty over successive years so I always have to find something else to do with them rather than just eating as a fruit. A couple of years back…

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Lock down food

LOCK DOWN FOOD So how has lock down been for you? Or maybe you are still there – reluctant to venture out and face this rather uncertain new world. I know that I am. Like many people at the start of lock down, I was filled with lots of ideas of what to do with…

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REPOST: 25 years in the quest for the perfect pizza

I get lots of requests on social media for some of my recipes so i’m republishing this article which was originally published in True Loaf magazine 10 years ago! If your do the maths then we have been making pizzas on a Saturday night for 25 years! For the last 15 years or so Saturday…

Lemony pheasant recipe

Lemony pheasant

  As I type the house is filling with the lovely lemony smell of this fab but simple dish! In case you’re wondering the photos you see here are of a previous incarnation – known in the trade as one that I made earlier! Being a Norfolk country girl pheasant has always been a favourite…

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Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

Lime and coconut cake (9)

Rainy Summer Sunday – so let’s make lime and coconut cake!

It’s a summer Sunday washout! It’s cold and it’s pouring with rain which has scuppered my plans for some weekend gardening.  Instead I’ve been pottering the kitchen, listening to Cerys at Womad and making this ridiculously simple, but delicious cake.  The addition of some extra virgin coconut oil makes it super coconutty and and provides a healthy…

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Valentine’s Day

We have all been suffering from the flu in our household over the past week so I thought that I would make some restorative French onion soup for lunch.  As I was weeping into my sliced onions I suddenly remembered this fabulous Valentine’s Day poem by Carol Ann Duffy. Not a red rose or a satin heart.…