Home Food // Coffee & Pecan Cake

I have to admit that, while I love eating cakes and pastries, I’m really not much of baker. There’s something about the precision and chemistry of baking which I can’t quite seem to get a handle on. I also like to allocate a bit of blame to the fact that I don’t have a KitchenAid […]

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Home Food // 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts, especially for weeknight entertaining. It only requires three ingredients (which you probably have in the cupboard), takes less than ten minutes to prepare the mixture and can be made the day before and set overnight if needed. My guests always love it and it requires far […]

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Home Food // Butternut & Sweet Potato Risotto

People – I just love risotto, or any Italian food for that matter, but especially risotto. It is not by accident that this is already my second risotto recipe in just a few months. Brace yourselves – there are many more to come! This recipe is originally from ‘Feast with Sababa’ although I’ve tweaked it […]

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Home Food // Lemon Chicken Tray Bake

This lemon chicken tray bake is a perfect weeknight dinner as you can just pop it in the oven and forget about it for 45 minutes while you get on with whatever else demands your attention. It can also be made a day or so in advance and then heated up in the oven before […]

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Home Food // Ottolenghi’s Lentils with Aubergine

As I said in my post a little earlier in the week, I have become an Ottolenghi fan in recent months as I begin to discover just how much I enjoy Middle Eastern flavours. I recently purchased his new book ‘Simple’ which has some really great recipes which are easy to follow and the fantastic […]

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Home Food // Smoked Trout Salad with Basil Dressing

I originally posted a picture of this salad about two weeks. Since then I have had a few requests for the recipe (although let’s be honest a salad doesn’t need much of a recipe). Anyway, my husband was also a big fan so I’ve made it again, but this time managed to get in a […]

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Home Food // Chilli Con Carne

I love Mexican food. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love a good excuse to load my food with cheese, sour cream and guacamole! But growing up I always had an aversion to beans which made enjoying Mexican a little difficult. It is actually this chilli con carne recipe which began my foray into beans […]

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Home Food // Chorizo & Tomato Pasta

This pasta is my ultimate comfort meal and is currently (and has been for quite some time now) my go-to pasta recipe. I tend to go through phases where I make something a lot because it’s just so delicious. That is, until I manage to come up with something better. But this one has been […]

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Home Food // Fruit & Nut Granola

My standard weekday breakfast is full-cream yoghurt, sliced banana and berries (if they happen to be in season) with granola sprinkled over the top and finished off with a swirl of honey. It is the highlight of my morning to eat my delicious breakfast out of a tuppaware at my desk while catching up on […]

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Home Food // Gem Lettuce with Blue Cheese Dressing

This salad isn’t really much of a salad at all, but more a vessel for the consumption of this incredibly delicious blue cheese dressing. I use baby gem lettuce for this salad as quartered or halved they make great bite-size pieces which are able to hold lots of dressing. You could also use other lettuces […]

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