Dukkah – recipe

Dukkah (or dukka or duqqa) is a North African condiment most usually attributed to Egypt and which comes in many different guises – the simplest being a few herbs, salt and pepper sold in paper cones for use in the home, the most complex being a mixture of herbs, spices, salt, pepper, seeds and nuts (traditionally…

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Maple Syrup, Bourbon and Candied Bacon Gluten Free Cupcakes – recipes

As much as I go on about cake, I’m not what you’d call a dyed in the wool cake lover. To be perfectly honest with you, I find cakes, especially cupcakes, a sickly sweet disappointment that I wished I had never ordered in the first place. I hate talking cake. And I’m not one of…

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Tomato, meatball and fennel pasta recipe

This is one of those recipes  that you can whip up pretty quickly and it looks like you’ve spent a good old bit of time in the kitchen carefully blending ingredients to make something hearty and warming. If you’re a bit of a cad you can reinforce the lie by listing off a long list of…

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Easy roasted cherry tomato recipe

As promised in previous posts, here’s the recipe for the easy roasted tomatoes. They’re pretty easy to make, so don’t go thinking I’m such a kitchen don for figuring this out. I’ve lately found myself in the position that I’m now cooking for one – after a couple of months of living off a diet…

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Sticky chipotle bourbon chicken recipe

I’m putting my hands up and admitting to being a bit of a chilli freak – not one of those masochistic show-offs who punish their taste buds/guts/sweat glands by seeing just how hot I can take things; instead I’m rather relaxed, enjoying the subtle flavours found in different types of chillies and delighting in a little overall…

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Slow cooked homeamde ‘baked’ beans recipe

At this time of year, our thoughts collectively reflect on the gluttony of the Christmas period; so much recipe and food writing at this time of year implores us to drop the dress sizes we’ve (so hideously, like the awful, unrestrained plebians we are) piled on, by detoxing/cutting out/practically starving ourselves back in to the…

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Chorizo, kale and mushroom pasta

After a Christmas comprised of sheer gluttony and wild food adandon, my thoughts have turned, true girl style, to my waist and those flabby bits that have appeared on my upper arms, which are commonly known as ‘bingo wings’ – with that in mind my post Christmas eating has become somewhat restrained, hence the inspiration…

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Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Bread Pudding Recipe – Booths Cheers Secret Mission

If someone sends you some free booze with a ‘Secret Mission’ envelope strapped to it, what do you imagine is in there? Booze related nudity? Tequila based humiliation? A night in the cells/hugging the porcelain/day off work? For the last few weeks I’ve been joining Booths (that wonderful Northern ‘grocery store’ and purveyors of fantastic produce) and…

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Old Fashioned Cake (gluten free) – Whiskey and Orange and BOOM

What’s this? Another recipe from me? What have become a recluse and stopped writing about going out and stuffing things in my face? No I just got on a recipe kick this week and I’ve been blasting huge amounts of bourbon in to things and bloody enjoying it – so thought you would too. And…

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