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Orange, Ginger and Cardamom loaf cake

Orange, Ginger and Cardamom loaf cake This cake is packed with flavour. The sponge includes ground almond, and to the batter is added a mix of raisins, crystallised ginger, cardamom and orange flesh. I topped it with an orange juice infused sugar glaze and some slices of orange that I had poached in sugar syrup […]

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Ginger Recipes – The One Ingredient Roundup

Better late than never, here is a collection of ginger recipes, thanks to all the tasty submissions to the December (gulp) one ingredient challenge. If like me you are a ginger fan, I do hope you will be inspired. Whilst many of the recipes were based around Christmas, Ginger still has its place in warming […]

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Porcini risotto in parmesan bowls with truffle chilli scallops

Tales of our resettling and a warming comfort dish: Mushroom Risotto with Chilli Truffle Scallops in a Parmesan bowl

As I walked to work this week, I was struck by a young tree, shimmering with frost in the pink light of the morning. ¬†One of many, on a nature-filled route that contrasts from my costly, cramped and often crawling tube journeys to work in the past. A great career opportunity and our expanded family […]

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December – A Festive One ingredient challenge: Ginger

I sitting here late at night, surrounded by packing boxes, about to move into rental property for a few months until we buy a house in Cambridge. I’m really looking forward to a larger space to live, play and work than we have in London, but while we are renting our space and lifestyle are […]

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Simple and In Season – the October roundup

I am sitting here in awe at the wonderful range of recipes that have been linked up to simple and in season this month. As many of you will know this monthly challenge, set up by Ren Behan is a great way to share recipes using ingredients that are in season local to wherever you […]

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