Tag Archives: traditional

Sourdough Love

My uncle owns a bakery. While this does not mean that I have a claim to the title ‘bakery girl’, I did grow up eating what could today only be described as ‘artisan baked goods’ and bread and I have … Continue reading

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Linzers and No Bake Swirl Log

My apologies for harking back to Christmas, which I am sure we are all sick of. I know if I see another turkey recipe I’m certain to go on a killing spree. That said, what I’m going to share with … Continue reading

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Czech Christmas, More or Less Traditional

Christmas has thankfully been put to rest for another year, and it’s time to reflect on what we’ve achieved in the kitchen over the festive period. It was my intention to provide an in-depth visually driven report on Czech Christmas … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love and Beetroots

The sky is an odious yellowy grey hue, spitting our fluffy snowflakes the size of walnuts which fall to the ground in slow motion, covering our garden in a thin, goose down like layer of new snow that I know … Continue reading

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Fabada Asturiana

I am fully in love with the Phaidon cookbooks – I gawk at them every time I’m in a Waterstone’s, Lily’ owns a Silver Spoon and I have recently purchased 1080 Recipes, the ultimate Spanish cuisine bible. I am not … Continue reading

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Vampires, Blood, Sex and Jambalaya

I have been planning a Cajun themed feast ever since I introduced my friend Kim to the joys of True Blood a while back. The foodie in me drools at all the delicious food that gets served in Merlotte’s. I … Continue reading

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Stumbling upon a big, beautiful, perfectly shaped and healthy bolete whilst trundling through the woods with a basket and a knife is very high up on the pretty short list of things that have me screaming with joy. Apologies for … Continue reading

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24 Going on 74…

… I must be, that is the only way to explain why I decided to take part in the Women’s Institute cookery competition at Sheffield Food Festival. Yes, I might be a punk and yes, I know my way around … Continue reading

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A Week of Tomatoes – Home Made Ketchup

Don’t worry, I do realise that the idea of making ketchup from scratch will seem like unnecessary hassle to the vast majority of the world’s population. Why bother when you can buy Heinz and it comes in a neat squeezy … Continue reading

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Elderflower Cordial

‘Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!’ If you get this you’re a dork. And now for another food tale. This year I almost blew it. I meant to make my cordial before my trip to … Continue reading

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