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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Green bean salsa

A sort of Thai curry

On February 5, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Angus and Clive were round for dinner – so I turned to Denis Cotter once again for a vegan-ish meal to satisfy the vegetarian/dairy intolerant conundrum. This Thai-style baked pumpkin, leek and coconut...

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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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Chicken with roast garlic and tarragon brioche pudding

New Year, New Cook Books

On January 15, 2016 by battenburgbelle

I was lucky enough to receive several new cook books over the festive season. I’ll report on these as and when, but first to make it from the lounge to the kitchen was...

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Toad in the hole

Canapés for 100 people…

On December 2, 2015 by battenburgbelle

I recently spent a highly amusing evening at the Barts Pathology Museum at the Queen Mary University of London. Oh yeah, I go to all the swankiest places. This was just one of...

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