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August 2013

Food

Pancakes

August 29, 2013

Over the years we have eaten more pancakes than ‘Little Black Sambo’ – If you have never read this book it was my favourite as a child and I still have a very tatty version of it. My pancake recipe is a very standard one… Ingredients 4 heaped tbsp of plain flour Pinch of salt 2 eggs 7 fl oz milk topped up to a half a pint with water 2 tblsp melted butter with a little for using to grease…

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Apple Crumble

August 29, 2013

Apple crumble is for me one of the most delicious and easy deserts to knock together but I’ve had good, bad and the one that’s annoys me the most which is oats in the topping. They bring nothing to the party and remind me of breakfast! First rule don’t use cooking apples…  in fact why would anyone ever use them? They are sour which means to make them vaguely palatable you have to load sugar onto them. I use a good quality…

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Sensational Soya

August 29, 2013

After sourcing the benefits of Soya to help Grant manage his IBS I also realised that as a woman of a certain age I should be upping my own intake. I now have in my fridge and cupboards just about everything ‘Alpro’ produce and can honestly say a big thumbs up -especially the flavourful yoghurts which I mix with granola to start the day. If you haven’t already tried soya and think it’s just for Vegans and Vegetarians give it a…

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The Best Chicken Korma

August 29, 2013

I’m going to start by complaining.  I have Bamix Blender which I really like and which is promoted by Gordon Ramsey. It comes a book on how to use it together with a selection of recipes. My family like Indian food so seduced by the beautiful picture of a Chicken Korma I thought I’d surprise them all. Well, the muddy looking appearance of the finished dish bore no resemblance to the tantalising vision on the page and thus I felt ‘had’. Annoyed, I reached…

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So Innocent

August 29, 2013

Sometimes you need a pot of food in the fridge that you don’t have to think about…  just open the lid, heat up and eat! I am loving the Innocent Veg Pots and there isn’t one (and I’ve tried them all) I don’t like. They are so easy for ‘food on the run’ moments – and I have many! The pots are recyclable or you can reuse them for a myriad of things. I picked mine up from Waitrose. For stockists and more info…

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