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Rain, Sandpaper and More Rain

Not new, but a handy combination. Microwave Buckwheat Cake and Microwave Caramel Sauce.

Did you know I could use a power sander? Me neither. The things that Jack can turn his hand to never cease to surprise people. 588 more words

Gluten Free

Exploded kitchen

Sometimes I’m so busy organizing a huge dinner for the following day that I would almost forget that we also need a meal for the same day. 105 more words



The South African  recipe, Bobotie, has probably a lot of variations, but surely a lovely list of ingredients. Above all it’s a superb dish to prepare in advance and to serve with a simple green salad. 123 more words


Mafalda Corta pasta with parsley pesto and pepper sauce

I’m a big fan of Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the difference’ range of dried pasta and I’ve tried most of the range now. The Italians use specific pasta shapes to work with particular types of sauces and the Mafalda Corta I used for this recipe with its frilled edges is perfect for my fresh parsley pesto and roasted pepper sauce. 385 more words


Iris’ top lasagna (Iris= sous chef;-))

Though I am the one with the cooking (sous-chef) diploma in the house, having such a dedicated and passionate cook around has meant no cooking for me in the last year! 242 more words


Meatball carbonara

I caught an episode of Jamie Oliver’s new ‘5 ingredients’ cookery show the other night and I thought I’d give his meatball carbonara a whirl. He’s very keen to prove that you don’t need a lot of skill, time or complex lists of ingredients to prepare good quality, freshly made meals and this turned out to be a tasty, easy midweek supper. 430 more words


Creamy cauliflower risotto with a crispy anchovy crumb

I am (slowly) writing a new book about cooking with vegetables and finding new ways to use old favourites is leading me in some interesting directions. 590 more words