It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.

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Woolton pie

On February 25, 2010 By

Woolton pie

At The Imperial War Museum, The Ministry of Food exhibition is currently explaining how we didn’t just fight them on the beaches, but also on the hob, in the oven and queueing at the butchers. To tie in with the exhibition, the cafe has been transformed [...]

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Lentils with spring greens

I’ve given up meat for Lent. After a fashion.

It would be truer to say that I’m avoiding meat for Lent, ducking into doorways, hiding behind newspapers and studiously staring at my shoes whenever a nice, juicy, bloody steak walks past, dribbling gravy in its wake.

It’s because I [...]

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Hot and sour tofu soup

On January 19, 2010 By

Hot and sour tofu soup

The January theme for No Croutons Required was a soup or salad inspired by Thai cuisine, and I read that suggestion just as I was overcome by a craving for tofu. I’m normally struck with the desire for tofu once a month, usually when I’m feeling [...]

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Macaroni cheese

Just after Christmas I saw a tweet from The Cheeselover (who masquerades as @winematcher on Twitter) reminding the food blogging world of her Ultimate Macaroni Cheese Challenge. My mind filled with images of steaming pasta and pools of cheese sauce, so I went [...]

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Pumpkin and goat’s cheese bake

Pumpkin is such a disappointing vegetable. They look huge and impressive but inside it’s just air and membrane and seeds. And they are so wet. When you peel them, they dribble and drool all over the kitchen and the resulting puddle of pumpkin flesh sits [...]

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