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Beetroot and Tarragon Risotto

Beetroot and Tarragon Risotto

If you like comfort food, arm workouts and the colour pink then this is the dinner for you. Both beetroot and tarragon are on point in late spring early summer. Whilst it does require a bit of stirring, you can give your arms a break as it doesn’t need to be continuous, just often. Stirring the rice regularly, bumps those flirty little grains together which activates the gluten and helps to create a creamy finish. Try not to add too much liquid at a time as you don’t want to boil the rice, you just want some lovely hot stock...

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Chicken Beany Soup For The Nostalgic Nineties Soul

Chicken Beany Soup For The Nostalgic Nineties Soul

When I think of bringing food back to basics, my mind wanders wistfully to my childhood. My 90’s childhood food memories are not necessarily rich in the 10 a day organic fruit and veg that we are encouraged to fuel our bodies with now. Crudités only ever came out at fancy family do’s, balanced in a pint glass next to a pot of shop bought, room temperature cheese and chive dip.  The main source of Vitamin D would have been obtained via slurping the vivid orange, skin staining, sugary nectar of ‘Sunny D’. Groovy Chick themed packed lunchboxes filled with...

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Pumpkins are Lit

Pumpkins are Lit

The vegetable that brings untold amounts of magic and enjoyment to us throughout October. Digging out the stringy centre, spoons flying, orange flesh splattered walls and rogue seeds to be found weeks later as we carve out all spooky creatures great and gross before bringing it to life with one of Ikea's finest tea lights. 
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A perfect summer picnic hamper

Picnic, The Ultimate Alfresco

Is there anything more dreamy than enjoying a meal amongst blue skies with friends? Be it a thermo lined, Tupperware wedged hamper, filled with all ones out door eating heart can desire, whilst lazing away the day, cloud watching, broken up only by the occasional arm reaching over to grab another grape and wedge of cheese before returning to idly day dreaming the day away. Or a bag of salty chips on the seafront. Wind swept, sun kissed after an afternoon throwing rocks at rocks and spotting France in the distance. 17th Century France, being the very place where the...

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Brownie Créme Anglaise

Brownie Créme Anglaise

The never ending debate about what accompaniment is best to serve with your brownie is one that I thoroughly enjoy testing out ...
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