Easy Summer Fruit Tartlets

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I don’t very often have packets of puff pastry sitting in the fridge, which is a good thing. However, I had been meaning to try a recipe from Nigella Express for some time called ‘Nectarine and Blueberry Galette’ and so a packet was bought and earmarked. The disappointment was that my nectarines were not yet at their… 

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A Bubbling Cauldron of Lamb Rapid Ragu (Nigella)

LambRagu

Yay, Sarah from Maison Cupcake has opened up a new round of Forever Nigella, a really popular blog event in which Nigella recipes old and new get a themed makeover. This month, excitingly, the theme is ‘Halloween Horrors‘ and Sarah has challenged us all to use our imaginations and create any Nigella dish we like, but we… 

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Ultimate Ice-Cream Sundae (Nigella)

When I read that the theme for Maison Cupcake’s seventh Forever Nigella blog event was ‘Iced Dreams’ (this month hosted by Arthi at Soul Curry) there was no thought process involved – it was straight for the peanut butter, dark chocolate, double cream and golden syrup for me. This really could have been a ‘Silent Sunday’ post with just… 

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Pantry Paella with Veg Box Runner Beans (Nigella)

This is my entry to the monthly blogging event over at Maison Cupcake called Forever Nigella, this month hosted by Kat at Housewife Confidential. The theme is ‘Sea Fish and Eat It,’ which promted me to have a scour through NIgella’s books to find a fishy recipe. We are not huge ‘paella’ fans in our family, if… 

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Lentil & Walnut Salad with Feta Roasted Salmon (Nigella)

The theme for Forever Nigella #5 has been announced by Dom at Belleau Kitchen and it is to be “Salad Days.” As we roll into some warmer weather I am told food becomes less “heavy and stodgy.” Personally, I would just carry on eating the stodge as I’m not much of a salad girl myself, but I have to… 

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Street Party! Royal Eton Mess

There’s only one day to go before Prince William and Kate Middleton grip the nation with their Royal marriage.  Since we only get to celebrate a Royal Wedding on average once every thirteen years, I say, let’s get the champers out for a right Royal knees up! This month, Sarah at Maison Cupcake came up with… 

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Orange and Amaretto Polenta Cake

Whenever I go to the Italian café in my town, I always ask for a piece of their Orange Polenta Cake, which is loaf-shaped and cut into a slice, rather than round. It is also the most deliciously light, moist and more-ish cake I have eaten. I have never managed to replicate it at home, and their recipe is a closely-guarded… 

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Pappardelle with Butternut and Taleggio

Last week I was on the hunt for a recipe that would feed a crowd, more specifically, a group of my lovely girlfriends who were getting together to help me celebrate my birthday.  As is now the trend, we were all asked to bring something for the table and had decided on an Italian-themed evening…. 

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Nigella’s Chocolate Cloud Cake

Nigella'sChocolate Cloud Cake

I’m thinking of chocolate.  In particular of a rich chocolate cake, oozing with depth of flavour and richness.  Well, it is ten in the morning after all, I am hosting a children’s book party at home and cake is necessary. I’m sure my obsession is not helped by the fact that this months’ theme for the Forever Nigella blogging challenge over… 

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Easy Entertaining – Nigella Style

This post is inspired by two things.  Firstly, a lovely long leisurely lunch on Saturday with good friends who came down to visit us from Bournemouth.  Secondly, by a fantastic new blogging event hosted by Sarah at Maison Cupcake. Here’s why:   Entertaining - you never want it to be stressful.  My first tip is to call upon a… 

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