Category Archives: Cooking

Shaking It Up Some – TWTW # 22

It’s been a busy week that has been changing quite fluidly throughout, not a day passed where what was originally going to happen did actually come to pass. I had meetings and appointments cancelled, a funeral to attend that I … Continue reading

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Broad Bean Falafels

I’ve had a really good year on the allotment with broad beans (fava beans). I overwinter my crop, so plant them in late October or early November and this year I’ve been harvesting since late May and they’re still going … Continue reading

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Dough Monster – TWTW # 18

This week feels like it’s been full of lots of good things, it’s been fairly busy but in a good way, and yet I’ve had time to spend on some of the things that I love. It’s also been blessed … Continue reading

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TWTW # 14 – A Scorcher

It’s Bank Holiday Monday as I write this, and I’m a little bit later than usual sitting down to think about what’s happened in the last week. Essentially a short working week for most with the long weekend around Easter … Continue reading

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Spiced Easter Buns (Hot-Cross Buns) Made In A Breadmaker

Ingredients: Water 240ml Butter (melted) 50g Sugar 50g Egg (beaten) 1 Salt 1 tsp Strong white bread flour 540g Fast Action Yeast 2tsp Ground Sweet Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg 1/4 tsp Mix dried cherries and raisins 150g I make these … Continue reading

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The Week That Was # 2 (Experiments With Sourdough)

I’ve been wanting to do some sourdough baking for a while now. I already bake quite a bit of our own bread (mostly in a breadmaker), and regularly make pizza bases, rolls and other things and I wanted to give … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is a lovely cuddle of a soup. Sweet and warming. You’ll need: A medium to large butternut squash Two medium white onions Demerara sugar One to one-and-a-half pints of vegetable stock Large bunch of parsley Olive oil Salt & … Continue reading

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