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Pre-birthday Gressingham duck-fest: Home-made red wine gravy

  Stars are nothing without their stylists. And although the Gressingham duck was quite clearly the star of the night, it would be nowhere without its amazing hair and makeup artist, the red… Continue reading

Tattie soup with bits o’ bacon

I have never made or eaten potato soup before. But when I found myself with lots of leftover potatoes (why do they always sell them in such big bags??), the thought suddenly popped… Continue reading

A variation on Gordon Ramsay: Chicken (claypot) rice

For my birthday, one of my friends gave me a Gordon Ramsay cookbook – focusing on East Asian cuisine. This was the perfect present, as I love Oriental cooking but often end up… Continue reading

Quinoa salad with mackerel, halloumi, avocado and walnuts

Happy New Year everyone! Like most others, my goal for 2014 (or at least January) is to eat more healthy food. But I will never, ever compromise on taste and these January recipes… Continue reading

Garlicky gnocchi with creamy spinach sauce

When you have a packet of gnocchi in your fridge for a while, you tend to start dreaming about what you could do with it. My flatmate and I have been discussing the… Continue reading

Pastry-less vegetable quiche

Here’s one for all of you out there who like to cut down on carbs, especially at night! This quiche is very quick and easy, with an amazing fluffy consistency. It is very… Continue reading

Easy and delicious garlic chicken

Last night, I needed a no-fuss dinner as I just wasn’t in the mood for cooking something elaborate. I found some chicken thighs and legs in the freezer, and once they were defrosted… Continue reading

Fragrant beef stew with aubergine

I am moving house this weekend and so I am trying to keep my fresh food to a minimum. This recipe demonstrates the importance of always having a basic set of spices and… Continue reading

Chicken egg drop soup (with green bean noodles)

You know when you spend all day thinking about what you’re going to cook for dinner, only to get home and realise that your planning was futile? This happened to me today, when… Continue reading

Poached chicken – a fantastic discovery!

I love finding out new ways to cook things. Baking , slow-cooking, deep-frying, grilling… and my personal favourite: poaching. I now eat poached eggs every morning at my office canteen, as they not… Continue reading

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