200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 4 Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery
Hare Masale Wali Murghi - Lemony Chicken with Fresh Coriander

I was a teenager when I first had Indian food. I had had Caribbean curries but not food from India. My father was visiting New York from the Bahamas and had a meeting at the UN with members of the delegation from India. My father invited me to join him and his friends for lunch. All I can remember about [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 3 For The Love of Food
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Cookbook 3 – For The Love Of Food: Vegetarian Recipes from the Heart, Denis Cotter. My husband read in a review that this is one of the finest vegetarian cookbooks and so purchased a copy. At the time, my vegetarian niece and now husband were living in Cardiff and would come to our house for dinner. Having a good vegetarian [&hellip

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200 Cookbooks and Counting – Book 1 Rhodes Around Britain
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For months I have been thinking about our cook book collection. Mark and I have acquired over 201 cookbooks and our collection grows. I have been thinking about cooking a recipe from each book and writing a blog post, but was paralysed by figuring out which book to start with. So last Saturday, as Mark bought a cookbook from a [&hellip

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Abra Ca Debora Pancake Day Hamper Giveaway
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The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day, is not one I grew up with. I am more familiar with Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. As a child, being raised as a Roman Catholic, I always gave something up for Lent; usually chocolate …. I do wish however I had grown up with the tradition [&hellip

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Foodie Penpals – November 2013
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I was so delighted with my first Foodie Pen Pal experience in October that I decided to do it again in November. I was matched with Kate from England whose brother used to live in Swansea and enjoyed visiting Swansea market, so I sent a parcel containing Welsh cakes, laver bread and other Welsh goodies. Vanessa from Greece was given [&hellip

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The Otley Brewing Company Win A Mini Keg Giveaway
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What makes Otley Beer so delicious and unique? Otley Brewing Company is a family run business started by Paul, Nick, Robert, Charlie and Matthew Otley in 2005. The idea brewed as a conversation over a few pints of beer…the start of many an idea! As the family owned pubs, they knew what people liked to drink but more importantly what [&hellip

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Foodie Penpals October 2013
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Through the magic of the Twitterverse I learned about Foodie Penpals. Foodie Penpals started in the US and the lovely Carol Anne a.k.a. @ThisIsRockSalt took the initiative to start one up for the UK/Europe. Foodie Penpals is a great way to meet bloggers, blog readers, and discover new foodie products. October was my first month. I sent a parcel to [&hellip

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Meet The Meat – The Pig – Nant Du Pork
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I am really interested in learning more about what goes into producing good meat. So I thought I’d start with pork. Not all pork is the same! I find some pork to be so mild it has no taste; sometimes it is so strong that it needs heavy spicing to balance the strong taste, and sometimes it is so lean [&hellip

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Abra-Ca-Debora Diddy Dutch Pancakes
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The fine folks at Abra-Ca-Debora contacted me to see if I would like to try a new product they have launched, their Diddy Dutch Pancakes. These mini pancakes are about the size of a 50p piece. And when I first saw them I thought, these would make a perfect after school snack for kids. The instructions on the bag say [&hellip

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Provence in your Kitchen – Roast Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
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As I write this it’s early April and Spring weather has not come to Wales yet! Since it is, effectively, still winter in Wales, I thought I would bring some Spring to my cooking! I thought back to my days as a student in France. My roommate, Sophie, was from Provence and I was often invited home with her for [&hellip

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