Strawberry tart

Another outing to the Horticultural Society Show and a World Cup dinner

On July 15, 2014 by battenburgbelle

This weekend was the summer show at the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society. At this time of year it’s mostly about the vegetables and flowers, so there are only a few cooking categories. Jenny...

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Spring tabbouleh

The Naughty Habits Strolling Supper Club

On June 14, 2014 by battenburgbelle

Last night was a very special gathering of the supper club. My delightful friend Davie is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society with his wonderful Seven Songs project. We raised £370 for the...

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Smoked beetroot soup

A week of freezer management 

On June 8, 2014 by battenburgbelle

The next supper club is imminent so Jenny and I got together for a planning session this week. Our plans for a temperance evening went awry as soon as Jenny arrived and opened...

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Damn fine cherry pie

A bit of seasonal cooking for half term

On May 31, 2014 by battenburgbelle

School holidays always seem to have a detrimental effect on my adventures in the kitchen (in terms of time rather than quality usually), but I did spot some cherries in the greengrocers on...

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Mexican style slow cooked pork

Warning: how writing a blog can get you in trouble

On May 5, 2014 by battenburgbelle

An occupational hazard of writing this blog – I invited Grandma and Grandpa Battenburg for a meal over Easter, but then re-arranged them rather unceremoniously. A couple of days later I got a...

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