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Slow cooker ginger cake – no baking!

Slow cooker ginger cake – no baking!

I like the time when you gradually switch from fresh ingredients and light meals of summer into autumnal menu. Barbecuing is starting to feel like a distant memory and is replaced by roasted dishes. I do not mind it though. It brings a change, excitement of cooking something different than a month ago. At the time when days are drawing shorter and good weather seems a luxury I want to enjoy as much time outdoors as possible. Then when I…

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Leeks, peppers and smoked salmon pasta

Leeks, peppers and smoked salmon pasta

Last Friday we were all home late. My wife, Becky was travelling from Norfolk and I had to pick her up from the train after 7.00pm. So by the time we got home we were starving. We needed something that is quick but also nutritious and flavoursome. For quick, tasty and versatile meals pasta is irreplaceable. Most of the time you can put together decent sauce in the time it takes dried pasta to cook. This recipe is no different….

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Chickpea, lentil and chorizo soup

Chickpea, lentil and chorizo soup

During the last weekend I celebrated my birthday. As usual on such occasion I went away with my family. We have spent a wonderful weekend on a North Sea coast and got back home on early afternoon Monday. The traffic on the way back was bad and we were all a bit tired and did not fancy doing grocery shopping at all. Therefore I had to trawl through kitchen cupboards and fridge to see what ingredients I have available to…

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Steak – all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Steak – all you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

I love beef steak and so is my wife. If I would have to choose one dish that I would have to eat for the rest of your life it would be steak with a good sauce. Steak is loved by most meat eaters. Juicy, tender, full of flavour it is king of meats. But there are many cuts of steak and choosing the right might me a minefield. So I decided to compose this post to share few facts…

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Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole As Ned Stark would put it: winter is coming. The days are getting shorter, it is definitely colder and wetter than a few weeks ago. Simply speaking it is getting miserable and depressing. In such time I like to eat things that are warming and comforting. The food does not have to be fancy or extravagant as long as it delivers on flavour and makes me feel happy at this time of the year. Toad in…

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