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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Utterly Scrummy’s Fruit Bowl Cake

Fruit Bowl Cake

The summer holidays with a newborn and two primary-aged children were always going to be busy. In fact, I completely underestimated just how busy we would all be and suddenly, somehow, we are now in September. We enjoyed some time away; a short trip to Cheshire, a couple of weeks in North Wales and a… 

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Simple and in Season Summer Round Up (June Entries)

Summer Berry Tart

Hello! Yes, this post comes with the biggest apology. My summertime blogging-with-a-newborn-and-two-children-on-school-holidays plan ground completely to a halt. I had totally forgotten how all-consuming new motherhood is – even the third time round. Luckily, the lovely Sally at My Custard Pie stepped in to help me out, hosting Simple and in Season July with 50… 

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Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

Pink Lining Lunch Box

I recently reviewed a Robbie the Robot lunch box, made by the British company Pink Lining, who also offer other beautifully designed children’s lunch boxes, satchels, bags and holdall bags, as well as baby changing bags and accessories. With the summer holidays approaching, there will be plenty of trips to the park and opportunities for… 

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Asparagus, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pasta

Asparagus, Salmon and Cream Cheese Pasta

 British asparagus season is in full swing! I’ve been craving the combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese in every form this week, which is unusual for me. Strong, salty flavours are vying for my attention, as well as the sourness of beetroot and pickled cucumbers. Still, at 37 weeks pregnant, it could be worse… 

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British Asparagus, spinach, beetroot and halloumi salad

Asparagus Salad

Hooray – foodies up and down the land are celebrating the start of British Asparagus season. It’s here for just a short window of time, officially from 23rd April to 21st June 2014 and I, for one, have been spotting lots of it when out and about. Fortunately, the asparagus season this year coincides with… 

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Homemade Citrus Infused Vodka for JamieOliver.com

Citrus-Infused Vodka - Cytrynówka for JamieOliver.Com

It’s all going on! As Easter approaches, I’m happily marking the one-year milestone of writing a weekly blog for JamieOliver.com. My very first post was published just before Easter last year and focused on the Italian dish of lasagne as an alternative to a traditional Easter Sunday lunch, with a second Easter post focusing on the… 

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A Rhubarb and Almond Cake for the Good Food Channel

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Just before going away to Italy, a large pile of rhubarb was left on my doorstep by my good friend Alex Bray fresh from her mum’s farm and on the same day, a neighbour came round with some from his garden. So, rhubarb is plentiful at the moment and in season, meaning that I was able to bake… 

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Lemony Spring Cupcakes

LemonCupcakes

Although there are still (officially) a couple of weeks until spring, the first appearance of daffodils in my garden have already cheered me up! It’s been a busy couple of weeks (see below) and I realise I have been slack in posting, but I promise lots of lovely posts in the coming weeks.  Today I have been… 

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