Food and recipes

Food and recipes

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What’s for tea Tommy? Sausage pasta!

Regular readers to The Pixel Chef will know that I have a teenage son, Tom, who is at University in Lincoln. I have to say that in spite being brought up in a house where there has always been lots of home cooking, Tom has yet to embrace catering fully for himself. From what I…

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Sticky good life pork belly

This is a fantastic tasty and very economical roast which will have your whole house smelling just wonderful! As with all of my recipes I only use good quality, high welfare meat sourced as close to home as possible from local butchers.  I bought the piece of belly that you see above from B W…

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Huzzah for the great British bake off

Huzzah the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens!  I have to admit that I watch very little telly these days – probably because I spend far too much time than I should in front of my computer – but last year I (like most of  of the country) I became completely hooked on GBBO (as…

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Feta and lemon dip

This feta and lemon dip is lovely and tasty! It is salty, lemony, with a hint of hotness and perfect on salads, on new potatoes, with pittas or as a dip at a summer buffet. The inspiration for the recipe came from Sweet Paul (one of my absolute favourite food Bloggers! – check out his…

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Herby cheese scones

You can’t beat a good scone!! I’m particularly partial to a cheese one – there’s something so lovely about their soft warm cheesiness dripping with butter! This is a very straightforward recipe but with the addition of a lovely herby mixture that just adds a top note to the flavour. My favourite is a pizza…

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Easter roast lamb

This is a lovely and simple way to cook lamb. The herbs and lemon cut through the fattiness of shoulder of lamb and zing on the palette – especially with the addition of the caper mint sauce! In case you’re interested this is locally reared lamb from Jen-Dee farm under two miles away.  You can…

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Little fish

On Sunday I was going to cook a cassoulet but then it  was 19 degrees and the menu changed to souvlaki.  We had white bait in the freezer so I cooked those too! Sadly there was no retsina…

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Dryathlon day 15: lovely kale!

Just to prove that I’m not spending all of my alcohol free days scoffing chocolate I though I’d show you something healthy that I’ve been eating! Kale seems to be the super food of the moment – lush, green and full of nutrients. I haven’t quite braved juicing it yet – in fact I have…

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Dryathlon day 5: I poured some wine!

Yes I poured some red wine – it smelt so lovely! But don’t worry not a drop passed my lips instead it went in with the roast lamb where after a couple of hours it turned into a lovely rich gravy! This was the hardest day of the Dryathlon so far. I do so love my…

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Dryathlon day 3: feeling souper!

One of the things I remember very clearly about the first few days of the Dryathlon last year is the greatly improved quality of sleep that you get when you go to bed alcohol free. Now I’m not saying that I collapse into bed in a drunken stupor every night but even a couple of…