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Red Ratatouille

Red Ratatouille

It has been a while since I published something but there is a good reason for it. On the 8th April I became a dad for the second time! So as you can imagine recent weeks were rather busy for me. One of the things we are trying to do now is to cook larger batch of something and use it over 2 or more meals. Freezer helps in this case as well. One of my favourites in this department…

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Maple roasted butternut squash with pine nuts.

Maple roasted butternut squash with pine nuts.

Pumpkin season is in a full swing and all kinds of pumpkins being marketed and sold around this time of year. Butternut squash may not be the most popular choice for Halloween carvings but is an excellent and versatile cooking ingredient. I already published a recipe for a butternut squash soup, it also works well in a risotto. But this time I used it in a try roast style dish that replaces potatoes in the usual role of the starch…

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Vegetable stock

Vegetable stock

I hate wasting food! I simply do not like to throw things away. I always try to plan our family menu for a week ahead so when it comes to shopping we only buy ingredients that we need. So when last week I found some veg left over after weekend cooking I decided that I will used them before they go off. As the dishes we had planned for the week would not utilise when I found on the bottom…

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Vegetarian barbecue ideas – sweet potatoes and vegetable skewers.

Vegetarian barbecue ideas – sweet potatoes and vegetable skewers.

I love barbecue! More precisely I love cooking on the barbecue. There is something magical with cooking over burning coals. Maybe it is the smoky flavour it lends to the food? I just love it. Yesterday was a father’s day and my wife asked me what do I want to do. Should be go out, should we order a take away, should she cook something for me? I knew that the weather is going to be great so I said…

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Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup

The spring  this year felt like it has a serious and complicated relationship with winter. The winter in the other hand was very reluctant to a divorce. On such cold and rainy days I like to eat things that are comforting and warming. Food that gives you a warm hug and makes you feel relaxed at home no matter the weather. One of the dishes that fit the bill is butternut squash soup. It is full of flavour, creamy and…

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