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Staple Dinner from 2009

I’m posting this recipe because I mentioned it in an earlier post about pancakes and my inability to follow recipes. Tasty dinner Ingredients *┬áLamb cutlets, or lamb chops, with a nice seam of FAT (you could of course substitute aubergine, … Continue reading

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Poetry Month 6 – Lettuces

Today’s poem is by Selima Hill – a very prolific poet, who must be pretty well thought of. I have much of her back catalogue, but have to admit to not quite “getting” a lot of it. That said, there … Continue reading

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Date and walnut cake, etc.

I made cake. Twice. It was nice both times. I will make it again. Here, for posterity, is what I did: Turn oven to 180┬░ Soak 100g dried pitted dates in some Lady Grey tea (or just hot/warm water) Grease/line/otherwise … Continue reading

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Slapper spaghetti

The particularly delicious Italian pasta sauce known as puttanesca contains olives and capers, along with tomatoes, anchovies, chilli and garlic. The literal translation of my current favourite meal of spaghetti puttanesca is of course “whore’s spaghetti” – though my usual … Continue reading

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How To Make Pancakes. Or: why I can’t follow instructions

I like to think I can make tasty dinner. That given a set of ingredients I can make something good. That I know my food, and that on any Masterchef taste test that I would come out on top. I … Continue reading

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Boiling pancakes?

In Innsbruck once we spent hours driving round looking for a hotel. Our usual default option of cheap and cheerful etap hotels didn’t extend to Austria, and we certainly hadn’t done something so sensible as research or book an overnight … Continue reading

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