Mexican Tomato Soup
Jul07

Mexican Tomato Soup

This is such a simple and quick way to fire up the troops when they’ve been out and about and return with a hunger. A glorious Mexican tomato soup. Start to finish in less than 20 minutes. Here’s a quick shot of the ingredients you need, the most expensive item is the roasted peppers, I grabbed these in Sainsburys for £2.50 but I reckon you could knock almost £1 off if you were in Lidl; I do my shopping in many places,...

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Chicken Wrapped in Streaky Bacon
May29

Chicken Wrapped in Streaky Bacon

Yesterday I posted the Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe, the other half of this meal. This time around we are going for the heart of the meal the chicken breast stuff with all sorts of goodies then wrapped in a lot of streaky bacon; I was going to prepare it wrapped in pancetta but then I realised I sent my 12 yr old out to do the shopping, no matter, this turned out even better. First things first we need to prepare the stuffing. I had a...

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Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs
Jan25

Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs

I am a firm believer in learning by doing. Too often you may see a recipe and there is a single picture of the finished article, maybe a carefully selected photograph of the one time they made it look perfect. It is all too common for a recipe or recipe blog to be a long list of ingredients followed by a body of text that doesn’t help the individual who is following the recipe know if they are on the right track. That’s...

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Seafood Pasta
Jan08

Seafood Pasta

Living in Italy for 3 years gave me a taste for all things fish, and blending it with a staple diet of freshly made tagliatelle is no bad thing. The most common form of seafood pasta in Italy is a pomodoro (tomato) based sauce, not thick but laden with shellfish whereby you have the work to do at the table, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong but very often the subtleness of the fish has been taken over. What follows is...

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On Tour – Stratford Upon Avon
Dec15

On Tour – Stratford Upon Avon

Thespians. 26 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF, England. Excellent service and beautiful food Stratford Upon Avon has almost become a second home for us outside of the South West of the country, we were last here in February but never got around to visiting Thespians; when we returned for a couple of days at the start of the Summer Holidays we vowed to book in advance. Having spent today (our second day) at Hall’s...

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