Monthly Archives: August 2013

Marrow, Chilli and Ginger Soup

It’s that time of year again, when run-away courgettes (zucchini), leave gardeners with what most people would consider to be way too many marrows. Indeed, for most people, just one of these ungainly and graceless vegetables would be considered too … Continue reading

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Make mine a… Mojito: Part I

Some of you may already know how much I love mint. It has an aromatic, sweet and refreshing taste that makes it incredibly versatile. It can be used to create both savoury dishes and desserts, and combines well with an … Continue reading

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Traditional Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties are one of those traditional British creations that can be absolutely wonderful. Made well – using simple, good quality ingredients – they consist of a light, flaky pastry case surrounding a relatively minimal, but well-seasoned and intensely flavoured … Continue reading

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Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

I’ve mentioned previously that I adore carrot cake, and just as I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, there are a few favourites that I take pleasure in making time and time again. This is one of those, and it makes … Continue reading

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