Monthly Archives: December 2010

Chili Con Carne

This Great British favourite is one of those recipes that everyone likes to do differently, and everybody I know has their own secret ingredients.  Some like using melted chili chocolate, others swear by Scotch Bonnet chillies.  Some people produce bottles … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate Disaster Area

Well normally I am pretty handy in the kitchen, it is one thing that I pride myself on.  But I do have the odd day when my brain just goes off on a tangent and comes up with crazy unworkable … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine

There is nothing better than decorating your Christmas tree with the aroma of warm, soothing Mulled wine filling the room. Mulled wine has been around for centuries and is generally considered to be a continental invention. It is very popular … Continue reading

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Meet the boys who have the cooking Sorted

In my student years cooking meant beans on toast or pot noodle or a kebab if you were flush.  How times change. The advent of celebrity cooks and the evolution of media along with cheaper, more available products means the … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Hash

This is a recipe for those of us really feeling the pinch of the recession.  Even if you take out a few of the ingredients you don’t lose that much flavour.  But it is a good stodgy winter’s night’s supper. … Continue reading

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Winter Cider Punch

Time for a drink I think, and make something very hot and alcoholic. An old family recipe is hot cider punch, simple and effective. Empty a pint bottle of cider into a sauce pan.  I recommend Green Goblin from Wychwood … Continue reading

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Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Anybody got a holiday to Spain booked this year?  Because if you do then you may get a chance to try this little number. The traditional Paella comes in a lot of varieties, Meat and Chicken, Seafood or even a … Continue reading

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Chicken Allassio

A wholesome tasty meal You need: Two chicken breasts One beef steak tomato One mixed meat tapas packet containing choritzo and parma ham One ball of fresh Mozzarella Olive oil Oregano This one is a bit fiddly but it is … Continue reading

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken

You need: One chicken, suitable for roasting. Two lemons Four cloves of Garlic Olive oil Tarragon, salt and pepper. Roasting potatoes and root veg if you like Switch oven on at 160 degrees. Place the chicken on a baking tray … Continue reading

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad This is a lovely Mediterranean salad that is chunky and tasty. You need: One cucumber Two beef-steak tomatoes One block of Feta cheese (Total is best) One small pack of Mint leaves Cut the cucumber, tomatoes and feta … Continue reading

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