The Brother Hubbard Cookbook

Recipes with long names, part 1

On August 17, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Have I mentioned how much I love this book?? Purchased on a memorable trip to Dublin with my brothers, it is a much thumbed volume round these parts. We were long overdue a visit...

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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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Five spiced tofu with steamed aubergines and cardamom passata

Another “dietary requirements” evening

On March 10, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Angus (non-dairy) and Clive (vegetarian) were due to come to dinner again recently. I’d done the usual poring over the cook books and wondering how much butter I could get away with without...

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Spiced cauliflower

Another idea for a cauliflower, a warming stew and an old favourite dessert

On January 27, 2016 by battenburgbelle

I made a regular cauliflower cheese when “Uncle Patrick” came to stay. Knowing that however much I made, we’d eat the lot, I just used half the cauliflower. And then I was idly...

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A Treasury of Great Recipes

Another day, another cookalong

On November 6, 2015 by battenburgbelle

This latest cookalong was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magnificent Treasury of Great Recipes by Vincent and Mary Price. Oh yes, he was much more than just the Master of Menace…...

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