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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 7

[donotprint] Even though Les Petits Chefs have loved all the dishes we have made this term, they still talk about the chicken chow mein, weeks later.  I thought it was time to show them what a proper “real food” sweet and sour dish was all about and used Jamie’s pork recipe and substituted chicken.  As […]

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I do so like green eggs and ham (Mactweets May)

I was excited to see this month’s Mactweets theme: Tell me a Story with macarons inspired by a favourite book from childhood.  I knew immediately what book I wanted to use for inspiration – a classic Seuss: (Image source: Salon.com) Many of you who know me will be aware that I am just emerging from […]

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Spaghettini pine nuts lemon feta

Pane e vino

[donotprint] (This is a post I originally published in June 2009, a couple of weeks into my blogging journey.  Since the post didn’t contain an original photo of the dish, I have taken advantage of the fact that I needed to re-tweak the recipe for an upcoming project to post it again.  It is on […]

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Les Petits Chefs – Food Revolution Week 6

[donotprint] This week I was down to three petits chefs due to sporting commitments and illness but the smaller number did not mean less enthusiasm.  The boys were raring to go at 3pm and in a way I was glad I had chosen a recipe that supposedly took only 19 minutes as it was more […]

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Walnut, butternut squash and pancetta pansotti

[donotprint] I have to admit I fell in love a bit with this recipe when I heard that pansotti means “pot bellies” in Italian!  I have also really been enjoying walnuts in pasta dishes lately – remember the post using California walnuts with the butternut squash and walnut sauce on homemade pasta? I am so […]

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My first attempt at crème caramel

[donotprint] As a Taurus, I can be quite stubborn and also a little bit of a glutton for punishment. So last week, in the middle of one of the busiest weeks in my life (even trumping the week I sent my MA thesis to the binders and every hour I would find another revision that […]

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