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Norway in December

I’m on holiday, so no recipe tests. Instead I’m going to give you lucky readers one long post about the adventures, food or otherwise, that come my way whilst out in beautiful Scandinavia. Out in Norway for a few days staying in a lovely place called Stavanger. It’s the centre of the Norwegian oil industry and … Continue reading

Chicken Breast with Crunchy Posh Ham

This is a delicious meal and really quite easy to do so big thanks go to Jamie Oliver (original recipe is here). I served it with some delicious champ and it worked really well. Ingredients: 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 small skinless chicken breast fillets, about 120g each, preferably higher welfare Freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon … Continue reading

Dutch Pea Soup – Hearty, Winter Dish

If you know The Hairy Bikers you’ll know they are renowned for their love of hearty grub and that they regularly feature on the BBC. They went to meet a lady called Marika Von Dolen whilst filming their “Mum’s Know Best” series and she gave them a couple of recipes; Dutch Croquettes and Dutch Pea … Continue reading

Ali’s Amazing Curried Goat

OK, there’s 2 things you should know about this post about last night’s meal: It isn’t a recipe test Yesterday was National Lager Day I just have to tell people about this absolute culinary delight. A good friend of mine, Ali, was in his local Tesco recently when he saw the deli counter was selling … Continue reading

Imperial Veggie Ramen

I’d been planning this all week, you may already be aware of my feelings towards ramen – I love it! This was promising to be really simple (another reason to love ramen) as well as really tasty. The recipe I had chosen was from the excellently named www.ramenlicious.com website and can be found in full here Difficulty: Easy Ready … Continue reading

Egg Fried Rice

So earlier I put up my recipe for perfect rice and I have to be honest, it wasn’t just out of the goodness of my heart. I was expecting to be eating alone tonight but Wife’s plans got rearranged and now my M&S ready meal for one wasn’t going to suffice – unless we ‘bulked it up’ … Continue reading

Perfect Rice

OK, so every now again I’m going to throw in a tried and tested method of cooking something, I did it with the Chilli Ramen Sauce you might remember? This time it’s rice. For some reason there seems to be a great deal of panic when it comes to cooking rice, I have no idea … Continue reading

Mince Pies – Simple, Festive Fun

Hello again. Please allow me to preface this test by saying that I have never baked before – never! It is the season to be jolly however and so why not try out a Christmas favourite? I was just flicking through the BBC Food website and saw this recipe, I had all the ingredients in … Continue reading

Quick Fish Soup

I am a big fan of the lovefood website. It’s where I get a lot of my home recipes and, in the main, I’m very successful with them. They rate the recipes as easy, medium or hard and although the majority of the recipes I attempt are in the easy category the results are delicious. … Continue reading

Chilli Chicken Ramen

If you don’t like ramen there’s a very good chance you and I won’t get on, it’s that simple. I love a good noodle broth but it’s only recently I thought I’d give one a go. I love the Wagamama version of this dish so when I came across a website run by a lady … Continue reading

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