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Home-Made Tomato Sauce – Too Easy!

07/04/2017 | By

As the last of the summer fruit shows up in the stores, it’s time to grab some inexpensive, over-ripe tomatoes & whip up your own home-made tomato sauce.

home-made tomato sauce

Well the new kitchen is up and running, albeit with raw, scarred walls where the old tiles were removed, which is pretty ugly – so I have no update on these images just yet (except for a tiny hint I shared on Instagram last week).

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Homemade Pistachio Paste

18/11/2016 | By

Pistachio paste is utterly heavenly – and so are the prices of the commercial stuff. Make it yourself at home with the Magimix Cook Expert! (Traditional cooking method included, too.)

pistachio paste pistachios

Pistachio paste is a deliciously addictive, but pricey, gourmet specialty that I first discovered in Italy.

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Turkish Red Pepper Paste Recipe – or Biber Salçasi

19/02/2016 | By

Turkish Red Pepper Paste

Turkish red pepper paste – a delicious way to make gorgeous seasonal red peppers last into the winter.

Barbecued charred red peppers for Turkish red pepper paste

Although my trip to Turkey was a little while ago now, it is never far from my mind – especially given the precarious state of things in that country today.

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Cherry Liqueur – There’s Good News & There’s Bad News

24/12/2015 | By

A delicious cherry liqueur recipe to see your year out – happy holidays everyone!

Cherry liqueur recipe

Well my lovelies, Christmas is almost upon us and it’s nearly time for this food blog to take a break, but I did want to leave you with one, last seasonal recipe – Cherry Liqueur.

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Tfaya – Yes, Onions Can Be Sexy!

18/09/2015 | By

A recipe for Tfaya – the divinely aromatic Moroccan garnish which makes the humble onion the star performer!

A recipe for Tfaya

Hands up those of you who think onions are sexy. Just as I thought – not too many of you out there at all. Well, what if I told you that there is an utterly divine way to sex them up, that it’s simple to prepare and that you can make a ton of it and freeze it for later? Yes, I thought that would get your attention.

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More Mushroom Love – My Speedy, Simple Mushroom Pate

24/07/2015 | By

A deliciously tasty mushroom pate recipe, using only 4 ingredients, prepared in no time and can be frozen for later!

Mushroom Pate

I’m all for food that is fast, fabulous and flavoursome. I’m particularly keen on anything that can be made ahead, then saved for later, or dishes which can be frozen and pulled out to impress impromptu guests at the drop of a hat – reinforcing any concept they may have of my domestic goddess status. 

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