Kitchen & Recipes

Foolproof pancakes

Fluffy American Style or Lacy crêpes, we’ve got you covered

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Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day – whatever you call it and however you celebrate it, there’s no denying the child-like joy that comes with being able, nay expected, to eat pancakes for dinner….

Spicy Black Beans + Veggie Sprinkles

Just don’t call it bowl food

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Less a recipe and more a suggestion, this is my go to lunch when I’m working from home. A few minutes prep and then the beans can be left to simmer on the stove until thickened…

The Only Scone Recipe You will Ever Need

(and the right way to top them!)

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you want to start a fight in the West Country, one need only express an opinion regarding scones, pasties, or clotted cream. Nothing gets a Cornish man more…

Thai Coconut, Butternut and Lentil Soup

Made with homemade khao soi paste

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After feasting on my Crunchy Squash Tacos on Tuesday, I was left with a surplus of butternut squash (it was a big ‘un!), and rather than let anything go to waste, yesterday lunchtime I threw together…

A Kitchen Spring Clean

And a recipe for homemade vegetable bouillon

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The season of the spring clean is well and truly upon us. Wardrobes up and down the country are having their doors flung open and their contents scrutinised. Hallway closets, cupboards under the stairs, airing cupboards,…

Bun Thit Nuong

Vietnamese grilled pork with noodles

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At this time of year, our default setting is to submerge ourselves in big bowls of stews, soups, and mashed potatoes. Mmmmmmm, mashed potatoes… But every now and then, we emerge from the fog of comfort…

Cheesy Leeks

A Christmas table must-have

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Our family cannot sit down at a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal without cheesy leeks. In fact, barely a Sunday roast goes by without a hot, bubbling dish of crunchy-topped leeks being set on the table. Where…