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Back to school: all about British game

Easily one of the best things about being a food writer and passionate cook is that you can never stop learning about food! And that combined with the fact that I always feel excited when I walk into a college (I feel like I’m a student again!), meant I was really looking forward to my […]

Recipes, Soup recipes

Smoked haddock and butternut soup

I’ve been going through the highly satisfying process of emptying my freezer! I love rummaging through it, seeing what my options are for dinner and coming up with a recipe using what I have. Today I found this amazing smoked haddock which came in a box of fish that I won from www.delishfish.co.uk. I’ve also […]

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Tasty tom yum-style broth

One of my favourite ways to cook is to take a look at what I have in the house and design a recipe around it. This was an easy one. I had this fantastic new Tom Yum paste from the Tesco Ingredient range, so decided to make a soup using it. I added it to […]

Big Cheese of the month, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian recipes

Big Cheese of the month: Stilton

Continuing my series through the world of cheese and with recipes to try, here’s Big Cheese of the month number two: Stilton. Stilton is really the King of English cheeses. It’s named after a village in Cambridgeshire but can only be produced in the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. There are only six dairies […]

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Greek night with our lovely neighbours

What is it they say…everybody needs good neighbours? We had a highly enjoyable street party to celebrate this year’s Diamond Jubilee in June and got chatting to our neighbours properly, many of them for the first time. We partied together for hours and then all retreated to our homes and mainly didn’t really see each […]

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Let me tell you a secret

How I love an exciting new discovery. I recently went to a fascinating seminar on game recognition and preparation (more to come in a later blog) by the knowledgable and charming Jose Souto, who is the chief lecturer in culinary arts at Westminster Kingsway College. The college is well-known for its excellent culinary courses and […]