Posts by: cappy

Aromatic Yellow Rice

On February 1, 2011 By

I always have a starchy standby for the children when I’m cooking a starch dish that they may not like. My Yellow garlic rice is delicately flavoured with Turmeric and garlic which gives their palate a taste of spice, but it also does not have hugely strong flavours enough for them to not eat it. […]

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Veggie Balls and Hot Chilli Sauce

On February 1, 2011 By

Veg Balls with Chilli Sauce, TASTY VEGETARIAN Quick and Easy book, PG 48

Time to prepare both balls and sauce : 27 minutes (ex cooking time) 

I made two different versions of these. One pretty much followed the recipe in the book but I added less peanuts (for calorific reasons) and also less […]

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6 bushy sprigs of Rosemary, leaves removed

4 cloves of garlic

3 tablespoons of olive oil

4 Lemons, halved and squeezed saving the skins.

1 tsp Salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

With a Pestle and Mortar, squash the Rosemary Leaves, the salt and the garlic until the Garlic is well squashed. Add the […]

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Thai Noodle Salad

On January 31, 2011 By

 Rice Noodle Salad with Prawns and Thai dressing, Gordon Ramsay, Healthy Appetite 


It is my Wine appreciation course tonight so I have to have a quick dinner before I go out and so hence chose this meal to make. I actually made the dressing ahead and left it for the flavours to meld […]

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This Weeks Menu

On January 30, 2011 By

 I have reverted back to the toddlers chosen random menu as I don’t foresee any occasions where I have to cook certain things no am I limited by evenings out etc(chance would be a fine thing)

 My husband also got involved in the random choosing as my two little ones started to argue about whose […]

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Tray Baked Pork Chops with Herby potatoes, parsnip, pears : Jamie Oliver, The Return of the Naked Chef page 180

I saved this recipe for the weekend as it seemed like appropriate fare for an end of week dinner with the family. Jamie Oliver has a section in his book with various marinades […]

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Thai Beef and Lettuce

On January 28, 2011 By

Thai Crumbed Beef in Lettuce Wraps, Nigella Lawson Forever Summer

 After yesterdays cardiac inducing meat, butter and cream feast I was eternally grateful for tonight light on the inches and effort ,Thai crumbed beef in lettuce wraps.

Its basically what it says on the tin. Fragrant chilli […]

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Steak Butter Recipe

On January 27, 2011 By


 125 grams butter or half a standard block. I use unsalted butter

Half a teaspoon of salt

a small bunch of parsley

3 large cloves of garlic crushed

pinch of black crushed pepper

Put all these ingredients into a food processor and whizz until blended and soft.

Lay out a sheet of cling film […]

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A heavenly Turkish dessert

On January 27, 2011 By

Tel Kadayif with cream and pistachios, Claudia Roden

 I must admit I panicked slightly when my sons number game came up with this recipe. This is a Turkish sweet dessert which is a dense layered pudding cake of finely shredded pastry (Konafi), Orange blossom scented and flavoured sugar syrup drizzled over the top […]

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Steak with Heaven

On January 27, 2011 By

 Today was Matthews birthday and he desired steak. One gets what one wants when its ones birthday in our house, including me. I made two different butters to go with the steak from Nigellas Forever Summer book.

 I made a blue cheese butter using Roquefort cheese and butter whizzed together in my food processor. Then […]

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