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bowl of red pepper black garlic soup (from sainsbury's)

Easy roasted red pepper and garlic soup

I had an email from Sainsbury’s – would I like to try some black garlic? Never heard of it, but too curious to resist an offer like that – it’s aged white garlic and according to the pack has a ‘molasses-balsamic flavour’. That sweetness and mellowness would go well with my go-to soup recipe – […]

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Baked eggs with chorizo and tomato stew

Huevos Rancheros – baked eggs and chorizo

I’ve no idea how to do this authentically – this is a made-up version based on the idea that I sort-of knew what it should look like. Tastes pretty good 🙂 It’s a quick tea – even quicker if you have a bit of leftover tomato sauce or chilli that you can just add to […]

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Courgette Gratin

I was given a few round courgettes which looked like little yellow cartoon bombs – thanks to expert allotmenteer Nic for sharing with me. Check out her blog too. I dug out an old Olive recipe and made this to go with the Parmesan chicken. Finely slice the courgettes and a couple of tomatoes. Grate […]

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Sausage pasta bake

Cheaty meatballs for a quick pasta bake

I know some people are a bit squeamish at the thought of making their own meatballs. No need to squeam – there’s an easy cheat using sausages as a short cut. And of course it’s much quicker than starting from scratch. The meatball bit is simple – buy the best sausages you can find, run a sharp […]

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Fish baked in tomato sauce

Fish baked in tomato and chorizo sauce

This is 20 minute tea that came about from a Friday-night need for something quick to cook with fish. It’s mostly ‘store cupboard’ ingredients too which helps in a busy week. I used a smoked haddock fillet (a favourite at the moment) but I’d make this with cod or coley too I think. Maybe even a […]

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Roasted stuffed tomatoes

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D As the saying goes, life’s too short to go around stuffing mushrooms. So stuff a tomato instead – much quicker and easier. The garden’s full of them at the moment so I’m looking for different things to do to use them up. It’s also a good way to use up leftover […]

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Bruschetta and a glut of tomatoes

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D In a rather rash spurt of enthusiasm I planted about two dozen tomato plants in pots in my tiny little garden. It’s now like a scene from the day of the triffids and I need ideas for what to do with lots of tomatoes – cherry, yellow, striped and plum. Bruschetta […]

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Salads are a bit boring

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D My heart sinks at the thought of ‘just a salad’ for tea – I’m too much of a carnivore. But I don’t want to end up the size of a hippo so I’m always on the lookout for ideas to make a meal of more exciting salads. The best lesson I […]

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Sausage pasta in tomato ragu

This is pretty much my all-purpose pasta sauce recipe (the tomato version, anyway – see below for the cheese version). Tonight I’m making it with sausages cos they were on offer in Marksies – got up too late for the market this Saturday. We eat it with turkey quite often too for a good low […]

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German meatballs

Marvelous meatballs in tomato sauce

These quick and delicious meatballs are simple and cheap to make. This takes about an hour to cook but the prep time’s about 15 mins. So you can get it sorted as you walk through the door and go and do something else for an hour while it does its thing in the oven. So […]

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