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Ragu Bolognese – the official version

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What’s in a name?  Not much, you might think, going by the the tried and tested po-tay-to/po-tah-to line of reasoning.  But if you are under any illusions as to the importance of a name, here’s a little practical experiment for you: why not try starting your own soft-drink business, selling the beverage in smart red […]

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Individual beef & Guinness pot pies

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  Is it just me or does it seem like just the other day that we were joyously welcoming the first fruits of summer into our kitchens? I remember going blackberry picking with Mowie and Bruce at the start of the summer (which turned into wild cherry and wild plum picking too!) as if it was […]

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Quick chilli con carne

December 28, 2008

  When I was a kid, we definitely had certain food associated with certain days. Fish and chips or Cranzgots pizzas were for Friday afternoons.  Fondues were for a treat on Friday nights (come on, it was the 1970s!).  Saturday afternoons, depending on the season, were for corn on the cob; omelettes with garlic bread; or […]

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Birthday Part I – feta-filled chicken breasts

April 13, 2006

After my Christmas cookie blast-from-the past post, I thought it fitting to do something a little more recent – my birthday lunch a couple of weeks ago at home!  Yes, sadly the Cooksister is another year older, although I have decided to follow in the footsteps of Johanna‘s grandmother who reached her mid-sixties and then […]

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