The Art of Italian Cooking

Pieathalon 2017

On July 7, 2017 by battenburgbelle

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I joined in with Yinzerella’s third annual Pieathalon. This year my challenge was to bake the Torta di Pistacchio from The Art of Italian Cooking....

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cauliflower cake

The full Ottolenghi

On June 26, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Another visit from Angus and Clive, another veganish meal required! This time I turned to Ottolenghi’s Plenty More – inspired by the choice of that excellent volume for the recent gathering of the...

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Spicy cauliflower

Brother Hubbard

On May 20, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Once again, in defiance of the self-imposed and oft disobeyed rule, I bought a new cook book on a recent hilarious trip to Dublin with my brothers. I watched rugby, I drank Guinness,...

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lamb and vegetable tagine

A little taste of Morocco

On May 5, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Many years ago my big brother and his wife gave me a tagine, which I use far too rarely. But it’s had two outings this year already. And we’re only in May! First...

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Quinoa and red rice salad

Happy New Year!

On January 22, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Bit of a hiatus between writing and posting, but I think it’s still ok to wish you a happy new year. And it is almost Chinese New Year… Anyway, here’s hoping for good...

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