Meals, Drinks, Snacks

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Nutrition
Years of cooking for a big family made me a very lazy kitchen person. Nutritious? – tick = throw it on a plate. But yesterday, I had a moment of madness and created a pasta bake out of random ingredients.  Apologies to vegans and vegetarians but this is what I did:

Nutrition

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1950s Pizza Recipe
Found a book online written by Bob Brown and published in 1955 called ‘The Complete Book of Cheese’. It had a lot to say about cheese. Possibly a lot of it would be discounted now. We’ve come a long way in 60+ years …. or have we?

1950s Pizza Recipe

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Pasta with Spring Vegetables
This is another speedy recipe – 20 minutes to prepare and cook. NB: Leeks aren’t always available but I think perhaps mild spring onions would work well. Strong onions may be a little overwhelming perhaps.

Pasta with Spring Vegetables

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Buckwheat Noodles with Goat’s Cheese
Love trying out some of the recipes in ’30 minute Cookbook’ by Jenni Fleetwood (published 2005) This one takes around 15 minutes to prepare and cook.

Buckwheat Noodles with Goat’s Cheese

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Chicken and Chocolate
When I watched the film ‘Chocolat’ for the first time, I didn’t realize that the sauce they were pouring over their main meal was in fact chocolate!

Chicken & Chocolate

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Bonoffee Coffee
Found this recipe in a little book called Spices – now, I’m not really sure why this fits into a ‘spices’ theme but this recipe looks so delicious, they are completely forgiven!

Bonoffee Coffee

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Hot Orange Chocolate
Oh my, this is just too tempting 🙂 Found in a book literally called ‘Chocolate’ by Margaret Briggs, and so delicious..

Hot Orange Chocolate

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Grow Lemons at Home (+Lemonade Recipe)
Although lemons and other citrus fruits are indigenous to warmer climates, in recent years they have become a popular plant in many parts of the world.

Lemonade Recipe

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Peppermint Creams
As we’re right in the middle of ‘sugar’ season (!), I thought I’d post a quick recipe that the kids can do themselves – depending on their age of course.

Peppermint Creams

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Spicy Pretzels
These look fun – haven’t tried them yet but it reads fairly easy, just the twisting into shapes could be tricky.

Spicy Pretzels

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Wisdom in a Recipe
Sage, as its common name suggests, was considered the herb of wisdom in ancient times and was believed to bestow immortality.

Wisdom in a Recipe (home-made sage and onion stuffing)

Bon Appetit!

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