Tag Archives: Soups and Stews

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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Winging It: Emergency Stock Creation

Emergency stock? Well, yes: the stock you need to rustle up when you suddenly realise that you promised your Nan some homemade soup to take home with her and her eyes lit up but you’ve just considered that cardiac patients … 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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Recipe: Roasted Tomato & Fennel Soup

Do not fear fennel for, as I’ve recently discovered, it’s nice and not scary, despite looking like one of the evolutionary stages of a Pokémon. The strong aniseed smell you get when it’s raw seems to disappear after cooking. This … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cooking: Using Stuff Up Part I

A while ago my daughter told me about one of her friends cooking dried pasta for the first time ever at uni and going to Google for instructions, rather than knowing to read the packet. Lots of people can’t cook … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooked Pork Loin Steak With Celery and Onion

As with so much of what I cook, this is a variation on another recipe: this time it’s on this wonderful offering from Delicious Magazine, for braised pig’s cheeks with caramelised leeks. I demanded the recipe from a friend, immediately … Continue reading

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