Quick Risotto-Stuffed Vegetables

Risotto Stuffed Veg

My mother (who is an amazing cook) can always make ‘something out of nothing’ and I’m hoping that this recipe will always remind me of that. Last week, when my mum came to stay, I was completely on the back foot. I hadn’t managed a big shop and the fridge was uncharacteristically empty. We found… 

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National Vegetarian Week – 5 Tasty Recipes

Rainbow Salad Wraps (4 of 5)

This week the National Vegetarian Society is urging us to ‘go green’ and have a go at being vegetarian for a week beginning Monday 19th May to Sunday 25th May 2014. We’ve decided to join in as a family with National Vegetarian Week this year and we’re very much looking forward to experimenting with some… 

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Baked Camembert with Smoked Chilli Honey

Camembert with Smoked Chilli Honey

As we inch closer to February, we’re nearing St Valentine’s Day and if you’re staying home this year, you might have started to think about planning your menu. You really want a menu that’s simple and not too stressful, tasty and a little bit creative. Sharing food is always nice, I think, or something that… 

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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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My Mum’s Polish Potato Salad

Polish Potato Salad

I made my mum’s Polish potato salad the other day. It was one of my favourite salads growing up and it’s perfect for a barbecue party or a pot luck party. The key is to chop the potatoes and eggs (once cooked) as well as the pickles into little tiny cubes, the smaller the better. It looked so pretty… 

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Roasted Peppers with Quinoa and Capricorn Goats Cheese

Capricorn Peppers

There has been a little goat on Twitter making me chuckle. Her name is Ethel and she lives in Somerset. She produces some lovely milk along with her friends in the West Country and with it, Capricorn make a lovely creamy cheese at the nearby Lubburn Creamery.  Capricorn Goats Cheese is made with pasteurised goats’ milk and happily, it is… 

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Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad 2-1

I think this is my favourite salad. It is so easy to throw together and any variation on it is welcome at my table. This time, I used a fresh, creamy Buffalo Mozarella, bought from Tony’s Italian deli, Buongiorno Italia in St Albans. The tomatoes are fresh plum tomatoes, now in season. A handful of rocket leaves… 

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Polish Carrot and Apple Salad (Surówka z Marchewki)

Carrot Salad 1-1

There comes a point at which you have to stop eating cake. It is a sad point, but one that is necessary and as we come into summer, now is the perfect time to switch from baking to salad eating. I can see me holding out for, hmn, let’s see, about a week! On the… 

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Family Friendly Fridays: February Round Up and Winner


Another lovely month of family friendly recipes here. Thank you so much to everyone who linked up. There were a few favourites for me this month, bookmarked to make soon. Scroll down to see who won! Here’s the February round up:

Penne Cocoa Pasta with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Chocolate - Vegetarian - Savoury

I have to admit to being completely stumped this month when I saw the We Should Cocoa challenge set by Choclette over on her Chocolate Log Blog. The February challenge was to come up with something chocolate, savoury and vegetarian. Not many things came to mind. Until, at the very last minute, I spied a packet… 

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