An Autumnal Bake

Another using up bits in the vegetable box recipe. The weather is definitely shouting Autumn at me. All those lovely autumn colours just had to taste good together, right? 3 carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally (more surface area) 3 parsnips, as above 2 apples, deseeded and cut into quarters - don't bother peeling them1 stick …

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Sri Lankan Cabbage Rice

I watch a YouTube channel called Traditional Me. It's Nadee, her brother, Grandmother, and various assorted family members. Nadee has chosen to cook traditionally, over wood fires, and she shares it with everyone. I find them to be some of the most relaxing videos, and the scenery is entrancing. They make you feel wonderfully welcome, …

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Renata’s Chicken

A few years back now, I worked with a lady called Renata. Originally from Poland, she had made London her home. We nattered a lot, usually about how she was transforming her studio flat into something that actually had storage space. Her design ideas were beautiful. Every stair up to her sleeping platform was a …

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A Tale of Two Lentils

During yet another cupboard clear out, I came across a package of Greek green lentils. These ones, to be precise. Warm lentil salad! I exclaimed. (No, really, I did.) So I chargrilled up a courgette and an aubergine, chopped them into smallish bits, tossed them in with the lentils and added a gorgeous dressing of …

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