Monthly Archive: April 2012

Speedy Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous

Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous

After buying ready prepared dried Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous for a while I realised that it was a piece of cake to make my own and far more economical and more nutritious.  It was also a way of getting my family more interested in eating their pan fried salmon steaks which for years they’d had with …

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Banana Cake

Banana Cake

This is the best banana cake I’ve ever had and my mother has been baking it since I was a child. Scribbled on a slip of paper the original source is long forgotten.  Many other banana cakes were tried over the years but none of them ever came close to this one. For some reason …

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Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy

Having tried numerous different recipes for Toad in the Hole over the years, I finally found one which was both delicious and worked with a bit of tweaking.  It was pulled out of a Tesco’s magazine when the price per portion was 30p!  The key to success is the speedy depositing of the batter into …

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Rhubarb Pudding

Rhubarb Pudding

I was looking for a recipe to use up the rhubarb I had and stumbled upon this recipe from my very old (1981) and falling apart St Michael 1,000 Recipe Cook Book.  With the weather showing no sign of cheering up I have been cooking a lot of comfort food recently.  This pudding was yummy …

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Leverpostej (Danish Liver Pate)

Leverpostej (Danish Liver Pate)

Pronounced Liwer-po-stigh. Wanting to recreate the pork liver pate that my mother used to buy from the Danish Centre when I  was a child, I set about doing some research as this was not a recipe that she had ever made.  Taking her advice I created a stripped back version of all the recipes I …

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Carrot and Parsley Soup

Carrot and Parsley Soup

Finding myself with a glut of carrots and parsley I decided that the two must amalgamate in the form of a soup. Parsley is bursting with vitamins and minerals and is particularly beneficial for healthy skin and hair. My chief taste tester (my husband) came back for another bowl full at lunch today and said …

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry

My favourite shop bought soup is a Thai Green Chicken Soup, so today I decided I wanted to recreate the flavour and ingredients in the form of a curry.  There was not one recipe that matched what I was looking for so armed with about 6 different recipes from my cook books and the internet …

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Quick Apple Puddings

Quick Apple Puddings

I bought a supermarket low fat apple pudding many years ago and really enjoyed it both for its taste and its virtuousness.  I never saw it on the shelves again and thought it was so simple that I could easily re-create it.  Well a decade on and after all the over indulgence over the Easter …

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Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs)

Frikerdeller

Having a Danish mother I have eaten more than my fair share of Frikadeller, but you never tire of them as they are so delicious. I had about three different versions of this recipe in my box all passed on from my mother.  In the past I’ve just used a whole egg in the recipe …

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Simple Ratatouille

Ratatouille

I went to the market the other day and there were so many cheap offers that I came home with armfuls of vegetables for a pittance.  Nine peppers cost me only £1 as did 3 aubergines and 2 giant courgettes.  I therefore simply had to make Ratatouille which my children have had a fascination with …

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