Let’s get jamming – rhubarb and strawberries plus blackcurrant and chia seeds

Let’s get jamming – rhubarb and strawberries plus blackcurrant and chia seeds

During summer months the fruits at their best. So it is an ideal time to make some preserves. Few weeks ago I came across a recipe for blueberry and chia seeds jam on one of the blogs I follow – framedcooks. With her innovative method of using chia seeds, author of the blog Kate inspired me to do some jamming. My parents in law grow own fruits in their garden and supplied me with their fresh produce. This was a…

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Perfect roasted potatoes

Perfect roasted potatoes

Potato arrived to Europe in 16th century and was at first named tartuffli – earth truffles. As a matter of fact French still call it pomme de terre – earth apples. Potatoes had a slow start on Europeans tables. The French were convinced that they were responsible for leprosy, Scottish Protestants did not like them because they were not mentioned in the Bible. This humble vegetable had to wait until mid eighteen century to become widespread. Today it is hard…

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Red pesto and fusilli pasta salad

Red pesto and fusilli pasta salad

This weekend our little boy turned two. Originally we wanted to have a family barbecue for his party (did I say before that I love bbq?). But Derbyshire weather decided for us that barbecue is not going to be an option. We then went on with plan B. Indoors cold buffet lunch style party. The birthday party was great and the little man had plenty of presents. Amongst many treats we have put a cold fusilli pasta with redo pesto….

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Eggs, tomatoes and ham breakfast bake

Eggs, tomatoes and ham breakfast bake

New post and guess what am I writing about this time? Yes, it is breakfast again! By now you probably learned that breakfasts are rather quite important to me. I never skip this meal and during weekends I like start the day with a really nice, solid breakfast. Being domesticated by my British wife I had my fair share of usual suspects: fry up, bacon sandwich or drop scones. However , whilst I really like bacon or drop scones, sometimes…

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Drop scones aka scotch pancakes

Drop scones aka scotch pancakes

For my family Sunday breakfasts are always a bit special. Because Sunday is our family day we like to start with a good breakfast eaten together. Sometimes it is a classic fry up, sometimes we like to treat ourselves and we may have american pancakes. But these dishes usually require a bit of time and attention. During Summer months we like to go out and enjoy as much of the great British summer as possible. On those weekends I do…

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