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Sweet Potato Mash with Crisp Sage Leaves, Ricotta and Pecan Nuts from Sally Clarke: 30 Ingredients

Sweet Potato Mash with Crisp Sage Leaves, Ricotta and Pecan Nuts from Sally Clarke: 30 Ingredients by Janice Pattie

It's book review time and 30 Ingredients by Sally Clarke is a real treat, chef style food explained in clear and simple recipes for you to make at home.About the book30 Ingredients encapsulates Sally's innovative and uncomplicated approach to food At…

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Spicy Tomato Pork Tenderloin and the Slow Cooked Challenge is back!

Spicy Tomato Pork Tenderloin and the Slow Cooked Challenge is back! by Janice Pattie

It's been a pretty miserable summer here in Scotland and I've been making many more Slow Cooked dishes than I would usually. The Slow Cooked Challenge has had a bit of a break over the summer, but as we head into September, it's time think about…

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Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts from China Towns

Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts from China Towns by Janice Pattie

Now this may not be the prettiest photograph I've ever taken, but it is one of the best Chinese dishes I've ever cooked. I made this while I was having my kitchen floor replaced, the final part of the work we have had to do as a result of dry rot at the front of our home. So there I was cooking on a single electric ring in my back…

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Bramble and Vanilla Cordial

Bramble and Vanilla Cordial by Janice Pattie

The blackberries have only just flowered here in Scotland, little berries are starting to form but I certainly haven't seen any fully ripened berries in the hedgerow yet. However, I always freeze some berries and my freezer harvest is perfect for making this delicious fruity cordial which is delicious served with water, sparkling…

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Chocolate Caramel Malteser Cake

Chocolate Caramel Malteser Cake by Janice Pattie

Chocolate cake is the usual request for celebration cakes in our house and I've made quite a few different kinds of chocolate cakes over the years. I'm easily bored, so always like to use or create a new recipe and I found my inspiration at Lavender and Lovage, where my friend, Karen had posted a Salted Caramel and Chocolate Fudge…

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White Currant Jelly-Jam

White Currant Jelly-Jam by Janice Pattie

One of my work colleagues brought some bags of white currants into work for us to help ourselves to. Well, it would be rude not to, so I brought home a little bag marked 8oz White Currants. As it was such a small amount currants I wanted to do something that would make the best of them so I did what I usually do and had a search on…

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Scones

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Scones by Janice Pattie

I spent Sunday afternoon in the kitchen. That's not unusual, but I hadn't been able to use my oven for a couple of weeks due to the installation of a wooden floor. Regular readers will know that I've been having a bit of a time of it over the last 18 months or so, with dry rot treatment and rebuilding half our farm house. We are on…

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The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook Review and a Giveaway

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook Review and a Giveaway by Janice Pattie

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Amy Riolo is not so much a diet cook book as a way of life, unleashing the power of one of the world's healthiest diets. It integrates the latest research and clinical findings with 100 delicious, authentic,…

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Garlic Bread and Tomato Bake

Garlic Bread and Tomato Bake by Janice Pattie

You know how it is on a Saturday when you haven't really planned what to eat for lunch? Then suddenly you find that everyone is at home and looking expectantly for you to come up with something tasty for them to enjoy.Well that's what happened to me last Saturday. What could I make? What did I have in the larder and fridge?Garlic…

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Come to a Barbeque at my Kitchen Table

Come to a Barbeque at my Kitchen Table by Janice Pattie

It's Barbeque season and, although the weather has been rather variable, when the sun shines we love to cook and eat outside. Some hardy souls even brave the rain and wind and carry on regardless. Here are a few of the products that have arrived on my kitchen table for review and how I think they can be served as part of al fresco…

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