Ground Beef!

A lasagna recipe influenced by the mother of one of my longest and best friends…


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A Quick and Easy Mulled Wine


Mulled wine is the perfect drink to have on a cold winter’s evening, whether tucked up in front of a nice coal fire or outside watching fireworks (or a rooftop movie). A lot of the recipes I have seen rely upon a good couple of hours to brew the flavor and use whole spices instead of ground ones, but if you don’t have that amount of time this is an acceptable quick fix and is probably ready in about 20-30 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato, Romano and Basil



This is an adaptation of the following recipe:

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Fillet Mignon with honey & thyme roasted root vegetables.

First things first; it is worth saying that this dish takes a long time to make. If you want to be eating within the hour, this probably isn’t the right thing to be making. If you do have the time (and the thyme) then this is certainly a fun one. I made this on a Saturday evening, with nothing pressingly urgent to do, a super-sized bottle of wine in the fridge and some Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and The Mammas and the Pappas in the background. Disco Kitchen!
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Chili Scrambled Eggs with Scallions and Toasted Muffins


Ingredients per person:

  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 english muffin
  • 1 tbsp cream or milk
  • 1/4 of veggie or chicken stock cube
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese:


Winter is on its way and surely there is nothing more satisfactory than to snuggle up with something warm, soft and greasy?
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Salad Nicoise:


This is an easy and quick one to make because it doesn’t rely heavily upon great timing; it is a salad after all. A few little hints though… to minimize washing up, you only need use two pans. A saucepan for the potatoes to be boiled in and then to throw the (washed)egg in after five minutes and a frying pan for the green beans and then the Tuna. Everything else can be done on the chopping board.
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