Sausage Casserole/Cassoulet

On January 21, 2011 By

Today my waistline is really bothering me so I miss breakfast and lunch, with occasional “picking” trip to the cracker bread bin and fruit bowl.

 Today I adapted Jamie Oliver’s “ Kinda Sausage Cassoulet” from his “30 minute meal” recipe book. I improvised on  this recipe as I had some leftovers and I know […]

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Limoncello

On January 21, 2011 By

 It was my turn to babysit tonight, and on their return from an excited child free trip to Ikea, Gabis husband Burtie forced me to try Limoncello for the first time.

 This is a lemon liqueur made only from the zest of lemons mixed and steeped with a pure grain alcohol mixed with a sugar […]

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Sushi Night

On January 20, 2011 By

Its baby sitting swap night so we decided to go for Sushi/Japanese food. I’m slightly relieved to be honest to have the break from cooking and I feeling dejected as I’m convinced I’m developing a paunch of some description. I would like to blame the remnants of monthly water retention but I think I’m beyond […]

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 This was an easy peasy dish. Basically chuck some fresh chopped parsley and dried oregano in a pot, add some chilli, baste cod steak in olive oil, pat over the herbs and roast with a lime. Take the cod out of the oven after 10 minutes, squeeze over roast lime and eat. I did not […]

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Today I had to use the squid I bought yesterday and decided to make the squid/cuttlesfish dish from MORO. The ingredients list of this recipe sounds more flavoursome than the picture in the book which makes it looks like brown Tripe stew. Unusually the squid has to braise for 50 minutes and even […]

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Mussels in Cider

On January 17, 2011 By

Tonight would also Mussels night as I was at the fish shop getting my squid for the other recipes and thought it a good idea. My beloved husband was extremely happy and this dish has only 4 ingredients and is so satisfyingly easy therefore I was happy too – an unusual occurrence at 5.30pm with […]

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Salmorejo is a tomato based sauce/chilled soup which is basically ripe tomatoes, vinegar, sugar garlic and olive oil and a little bit of white bread all whizzed together.   I did not know this prior to making this.  It tatsed divine on its own, its like a non spiced gazpacho with a slightly grainy texture.

Unfortunately, it looks […]

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Menu of the Week

On January 9, 2011 By

I felt fully recoved from the flu and from my sons 4th birthday party yesterday, my “dish per day” resolution started in earnest.

I can honestly say I dreaded the number game with Ethan when I had the Sam Clarke, Moro books in front of me. I Love Love Love these books but I would […]

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