Slow roast lamb

Lovely lamb for the Easter weekend

On March 28, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Even though I had a tricky early relationship with lamb, I LOVE this recipe – or, frankly, any recipe that says do a brief bit of preparation and then put everything in the oven...

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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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Marguerite's fish mornay

A cookalong to celebrate the life and times of Marguerite Patten

On November 4, 2015 by battenburgbelle

I do enjoy a cookalong, so I was delighted when Jenny told me that the Guild of Food Writers was inviting people to join in a Marguerite Patten session, to coincide with what would...

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Mustard chicken

A couple of chooks and a first world problem

On September 3, 2015 by battenburgbelle

I was recently lucky enough to win a copy of Diana Henry’s wonderful book, A Bird in the Hand, full of tempting things to do with chicken. I’ve found two great recipes already...

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Spaghetti and meatballs

Back in the kitchen

On August 29, 2015 by battenburgbelle

Sad though it is not to be permanently on holiday in California, it’s fun to be back in the kitchen. Missy B was so taken with the spaghetti and meatballs at Il Vecchio,...

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