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The lowly garlic scape

Crazy corkscrews of green topped with an elegant spike – pretty, and they smell like garlic so you know this has to be good. Even before I knew what they were, or what they were for, I bought a handful … Continue reading

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Food Lab – Squapotarot

The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken – a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which is in turn stuffed into a de-boned turkey. Yum, but not for everyone. The gang … Continue reading

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Stone soup

Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers persuade local people of a town to give them food. Some travellers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers … Continue reading

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Bran muffins – some assembly required

I was in the mood to do a bit of baking today, and decided to bake a batch of bran muffins. I would have preferred cranberry muffins, but the kitty and the chief muffin eater around here requested some bran … Continue reading

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A soup for Karolina

I was thinking of a friend of mine this morning – she’s a lovely young woman with a toddler and a three week old baby so time, and sleep, are at a premium for her. This soup is for her … Continue reading

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Food Lab – Gemma’s sauce

Not just any sauce, but a sauce that is very similar to Worcestershire sauce, a fermented liquid condiment primarily used to flavour meat or fish dishes. First made at 60 Broad Street, Worcester, England, by two dispensing chemists, John Wheeley … Continue reading

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Carrots and bananas

Carrots and bananas? Yes – one of the first finger carrots from my mini veggie patch, and a plate of banana muffins straight out of the oven. Yum. I pretty much always add way more bananas than recipes call for … Continue reading

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There’s something fishy here

Camping and great food are not mutually exclusive elements of my life. I don’t mind a hot dog cooked over a fire or a sandwich on the beach, but I do like to sit down to a tasty meal when … Continue reading

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Nine month, nine minute Borsch

While I could have titled this ‘how to colour a jar red”, I instead opted for a title that was both accurate and puzzling at the same time. Read on, as I show you how I took nine months to … Continue reading

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In my kitchen

Tin foil and plastic bags. I don’t mind tin foil as it is actually useful, but I really question the marketing behind trying to convince people that they need eight different types of plastic bags in their kitchen. Sandwich bags, … Continue reading

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