Easy Stove Top Chicken Casserole

Classic Chicken Cassrrole

As we ease ourselves into autumn, there is plenty to encourage us into the kitchen. Perhaps we might be inspired to preserve some of those late summer gluts, or try a recipe from an ‘up and coming’ cuisine, or to simply dig out those slow-cookers and cast-iron pans to get a nice, warming stew or… 

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Make Ahead Lamb and Potato Moussaka

Lamb and Potato Moussaka

With less than two weeks to go until my third baby arrives, I’ve been in nesting mode  - it’s amazing really how this instinct kicks in just when you think you have no energy left! For me, this has also meant batch cooking and madly bookmarking easy and healthy recipes to support being a new… 

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Stir-Up Sunday & a Nut-Free Christmas Pudding

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This weekend (Sunday 24th November) marks the British tradition of Stir-Up Sunday, which falls on the last Sunday before advent. The tradition involves getting the family to stir up the ingredients for the annual Christmas pudding, not forgetting to let everyone, including the children, to have a mix and to make a wish. This was… 

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A seasonal pheasant masterclass

Pheasant Masterclass

It was all things pleasant and pheasant inside the Fifteen training kitchen last Tuesday evening. I must have been reasonably well-behaved at the last blogger’s supper at Jamie Oliver HQ, to receive a second invitation, this time to a pheasant masterclass with Jon Rotheram (Head Chef Fifteen London), Andy Appleton (Head Chef Fifteen Cornwall) and… 

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Homemade Mother’s Day Chocolates – Puddles and Lollipops (that Dads can help with!)

Chocolate Lollipops

  I had an idea, to make some homemade Mother’s Day chocolates, which seemed much less messy in my head (although the photos conveniently don’t show the trail of chocolate all over the worktops) to make some chocolate blobs and decorate them. They seemed to work and my three year old enjoyed adding sprinkles and… 

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A Perfect Christmas Roast with Orange and Smoky Bacon Baste

Christmas Roast

A little while ago I hosted a giveaway which included a hamper full of goodies for a perfect Christmas roast, including a Seldom Seen Farm free range turkey through from Forman and Field (who support gourmet and independent food producers) and Knorr UK. The winner was a lovely Fabulicious Food reader called Liz, who will be enjoying her gourmet hamper on Christmas Day…. 

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Cooking from Diana Henry’s ‘Salt Sugar Smoke’

Purple Fig Jam

Weekends are for baking, slow cooking and now, it would seem, jam-making, preserving and curing. I’ve had some great successes making recipes from Salt Sugar Smoke by Diana Henry, a new book by one of Britain’s best-loved cookery writers.  The first recipe I turned to, from the opening chapter, was Purple Fig and Pomegranate Jam. Handy, as figs were… 

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Food on BBC Three Counties Radio and a Mushroom and Thyme Cream Bruschetta Recipe

Mushroom Bruschetta

On Saturday I was very lucky again to be invited back onto BBC Three Counties Radio as a guest on Nick Coffer’s Weekend Kitchen. What fun! It’s always such a great show to listen to and even more enjoyable to take part as a guest. The show involves two hours of food, talk and music along with host… 

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The Great British Bake Off Series 3 – Tonight 8pm!


I’m back! Now, it may look like I have neglected my blog recently, but in fact, as well as a wonderful family holiday in Wales there has been lots of behind-the-scenes work going on with an exciting new re-design of Fabulicious Food! to be revealed shortly.  We’ve been hooked on the London 2012 Olympics, too, with much of… 

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Flavourful ‘One Pot’ Cooking with Marco Pierre White

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Whenever I go along to a cookery class or a food event I go with the intention of learning something. In most cases, the tutor or teacher has acquired a certain level of knowledge and is keen to pass it on. In the case of my recent masterclass for food bloggers and writers with Marco… 

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