Category Archives: Recipes

Using Home-Grown Tomatoes: Roast Tomato Sauce

Having planted 12 tomato plants this year in grow bags and ring culture pots around my garden, I’ve been picking a lot of tomatoes recently. The two main varieties I’ve grown are Gardener’s Delight and Moneymaker. The former provides loads of large … Continue reading

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Red Onion Marmalade

Last year I made my first ever foray into preserving, with a rather nice caramelised red onion chutney. I say “rather nice”, but at the time (a month after I made it) I wasn’t totally convinced. My daughter and her … Continue reading

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Salmon Fish Cakes

As part of the ongoing efforts to keep people fed and to use stuff up before it goes off, I decided I wanted to find a recipe for salmon fish cakes. They needed to be suitable for freezing, as my … Continue reading

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Caramelised Red Onion Chutney: a qualified success

A while ago I posted about making my first ever chutney: a caramelised red onion one. The recipe said to leave it for a month or more to allow the flavour to mature, before trying it, and today I realised … Continue reading

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Success! Russet Apple Compote & Scones

On my way back from the allotment at the weekend I called in to my local shop to grab some milk and made a lucky find of a fridge full of perfectly edible fruit and veg, reduced to pennies. I … Continue reading

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Recipe: How to make a simple casserole.

The very first main course I learned to cook was this one, a Boeuf Bourguignon from my copy of Leith’s Cookery Bible: the first and best cookery book I ever bought. It introduced all sorts of terms that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cooking: Using Stuff Up Part III

Haven’t you finished that yet? Well, no, because I can procrastinate better and harder and longer than you can and the only reason I did some more yesterday was that I didn’t want to have to bin food and that … Continue reading

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