risotto with confit tomato

Risotto is a favourite family meal in our house, its something my eldest daughter often asks for on her Birthday, its simple to cook but always a treat. Our wedding reception was all about the food and the vegetarian option on the day was a tomato risotto which my sister (who incidentally is not vegetarian,…

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chicken salad with pomegranate, chick peas, quinoa & harissa

There are chicken salads and then there are seriously tasty chicken salads, this one definitely falls into the latter category! So often I’ve ordered a chicken salad as a lighter lunch option but it is sadly lacking, or swimming in mayonnaise and I’ve been left disappointed. I want to eat a chicken salad that stands…

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ras-el-hanout chicken with spicy couscous

Ras-el-hanout chicken with a spicy couscous – either a perfect lunch choice or quick midweek dinner! Michelle and I were sat one day debating couscous of all things.  Turns out I love it, however Michelle said that she tires of it easily. Discussions continued and I told her my favourite way to serve it was…

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supperclub – a spring lunch by lost in food

This past weekend saw our supperclub take a slight difference however, one we enjoyed immensely! Over the past year we have had numerous supperclubs where the focus has been on us sharing the cooking with our friends and always using a cookbook of our choosing.   Saturday saw us entertaining our lovely blogging friends Julia…

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roundup of our birthday giveaways

As you know throughout March and April we have had numerous giveaways to celebrate our blogs 3rd Birthday. Our blog launched on 1 May 2014 and on 1 May 2017 we will select at random the lucky winners of all our prizes. You still have a chance to win these prizes, simply log onto our…

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*GIVEAWAY* my Dad’s handmade egg box

*COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BELOW IN THE RAFFLECOPTER* Now to the last of our Birthday giveaways and this time we’re offering something a little bit different. I post pictures of my Dad’s creations on Instagram all the time and they always get more attention than anything I cook. My Dad…

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*GIVEAWAY* spice kitchen sample spice pack

*COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BELOW IN THE RAFFLECOPTER* It’s time for another of our Birthday giveaways and this time we’ve teamed up with Spice Kitchen, a family run artisan spice and tea company run by mother and son team Shashi and Sanjay Aggarwal.  Up for grabs this week is a…

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cornbread, corn salsa & avaocado: the perfect Easter brunch

As we approach the Easter break we both feel the need to slow down and take life that little bit slower! Lazy days coupled with  slow mornings where we lounge around are ideal for an extra special brunch. These are the kind of weekends where the weekday bowl of cereal or slice of toast just isn’t going…

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jerusalem artichoke soup

One vegetable that I love to eat, but find almost impossible to buy in the shops here is the Jerusalem Artichoke, or fartichokes as my children call them before dissolving into hysterics (they do given you a windy tummy)! For the last two years I’ve grown these at the back of my raised bed and…

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cookbook supperclub – rosa’s thai cafe: the cookbook

Last Friday night saw us enjoying an evening of cooking with our friends at our Cookbook Supperclub. For this cookbook supperclub the book up for discussion this week was Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook. Rosa was born in Northern Thailand, where at the age of 14 she set up a noodle stall to pay for…

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