Author Archive: Emma

Breadmachine recipe: French bread

Breadmachine recipe: French bread

A reliable French-style bread machine recipe, from the Logik Stainless Steel Bread Maker instruction booklet. Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins Makes: a 700g loaf Ingredients 1 tsp lemon juice 280ml lukewarm water 1.5 tbsp sunflower oil 1.25 tsp salt 1.5 tbsp caster sugar 488g strong white bread flour 1 tsp fast action […]

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  19th November 2015   No comments
Cooking with lager?

Cooking with lager?

I have been given the opportunity to review Celia – an organic, gluten-free premium Czech lager. There’s just one problem – no one in this house likes drinking beer 🙂 But a quick web search convinced me that it has lots of culinary potential, so I thought we could try cooking with it. (Apologies to […]

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  15th November 2015   No comments
Chorizo and potato burgers

Chorizo and potato burgers

A simple supper recipe for chorizo and potato burgers, which can easily be adapted to make use of leftover ingredients. Prep: 1 hr Cook: 15 mins Serves 2 Ingredients 150g cooking chorizo 60g sweetcorn (defrosted, if previously frozen) 400g potatoes 1 cup of breadcrumbs Seasoning 2 tbsp oil for frying Method Peel, chop and boil […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

Dad’s sage and onion stuffing recipe

My dad’s minimalistic and flexible (but delicious!) recipe for sage and onion stuffing. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 onion, chopped and sweated in a generous amount of oil 3 or 4 big leaves of sage (dried or fresh is fine), chopped finely Stock made from a stock cube Breadcrumbs […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Dad’s Wartime crumble recipe

Another of my dad’s minimalistic (but tasty!) recipes, for a wartime crumble mix that uses breadcrumbs rather than flour. Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins Ingredients 1 cup brown breadcrumbs 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup suet Method Mix ingredients together and use as a topping for the crumble filling of your choice. Cook as […]

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  10th November 2015   No comments
Kitchen wombling: chorizo potato cakes

Kitchen wombling: chorizo potato cakes

I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking since my Inner Womble made beer bread a few weeks ago, and in fact the remaining breadcrumbs are still in the freezer. But now I am freelance and I have a bit more time and energy to experiment, and am keen to Womble my way through the […]

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  10th November 2015   2 comments
Sunday brunch and Ombar chocolate

Sunday brunch and Ombar chocolate

It was chilly in the garden last Sunday, but that didn’t stop us from going outside. Ryan was tinkering in his shed, and I was working in the garden – harvesting my cool chillies and generally starting the big autumn tidy up. Ryan lit the Frontier stove, and we rewarded ourselves for our hard work […]

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  25th October 2015   No comments
Beer bread in the shed and Inner Wombles

Beer bread in the shed and Inner Wombles

I have resigned from my job, in the hope of a happier life, and the looming period of self-imposed austerity has brought out my Inner Womble 🙂 Ryan picked up a mix for making beer bread at the garden centre (yes, the garden centre) – quite some time ago, as the eagle-eyed amongst you will […]

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  18th October 2015   No comments
Lemony sun tea

Lemony sun tea

Last week’s outdoor ‘cooking’ experiment didn’t involve lighting a fire – I relied on solar power! Now it’s true that summer is officially over here in the UK, but we’re still running on British Summer Time for a couple more weeks, and last week was resolutely sunny, so I thought I would try making sun […]

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  11th October 2015   No comments
Frontier stove + Kelly Kettle = win!

Frontier stove + Kelly Kettle = win!

Following on from our first foray into cooking on the new frontier stove, we found we had plenty of heat left in the fire and decided to make a cup of tea. There is an attachment you can buy (although it’s not readily available at the moment, and costs around £100) to turn the stove […]

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  30th September 2015   No comments

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