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February One Ingredient: The Banana

BANANA I have chosen Banana for the February One Ingredient Linky that I host with Laura at How to Cook Good Food. I do hope you will share your Banana recipes. Whilst bananas are good all year round, the Windward Island Variety comes into season now (until May). I am hoping it will give us […]

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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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Pumpkin and Squash recipes galore – October’s one ingredient roundup

I have been remiss in acknowledging and linking back to the wonderful selection of recipes for October’s One Ingredient challenge, the ingredient based recipe link up that I host with Laura at How to Cook Good Food. I am in the process of moving job, home and family from London to Cambridge, so I hope […]

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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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Chocolate pecan pumpkin pie spice cake

Chocolate, Pecan and Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake

Chocolate, Pecan and Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake If you like squash and pumpkin this cake will delight you. A dense and rich chocolate cake, with the addition of sweet pumpkin puree, the crunch of pecan and a light buttercream topping flavoured with warming and sweetly spiced pumpkin pie flavours – ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. […]

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Chocolate Cardamom and Walnut Krantz

Introducing We Should Cocoa November: The Bread challenge. And a recipe for Chocolate, Cardamom and Walnut Krantz

Chocolate, Cardamom and Walnut Krantz Perhaps you were intrigued by the 8-stranded plaited loaf on the recent Great British Bake-off series. If like me, you are less dextrous than you would like, why not try this two stranded plait. It is a Krantz. A Krantz you ask? Yes this Israeli recipe is from the most […]

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