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Author: Lucy

Tomato And Halloumi Salad

I haven’t blogged as frequently over the past couple of weeks because I’ve been launching a new business with a friend of mine (it’s an online shop, Davies & Maker, selling lighting and lovely homewares if you want to check it out) and then last week my Mum and I headed to Spain for 5 days to visit my auntie and uncle. More of that later in the week; today I want to share this lovely tomato and halloumi salad with black olives and pine nuts. I’m having a couple of dairy-free weeks starting today so yesterday, when my partner...

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Feta And Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

I don’t know where this roasted butternut squash pasta recipe originated from. I was fairly sure it was an early Jamie Oliver one but I can’t find it in any of his books so maybe not. Anyway, I’ve been cooking it for about 15 years so I’m sure it’s evolved from the original recipe over that time. I’m a big fan of roasting cubed butternut squash. Even if I don’t need the whole squash I usually roast it all because the cooked cubes keep in the fridge for a couple of days and you can use them in all...

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A Simple Salad Dressing

Despite the fact that I cook a lot and mostly it turns out okay, I have always struggled with salad dressings.  I don’t know why I’m so challenged by mixing together a bit of oil and vinegar and one or two other ingredients but I am.  On one of my very earliest dates with my now-partner he turned up for dinner and had to make the dressing because I’d made something that even he had to admit wasn’t quite edible!  So for me the holy grail is a simple salad dressing recipe that just works every time – and...

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Green Jungle Curry

I call this jungle curry because that was the name of the recipe I adapted it from in the fantastic “World Food Cafe” cookbook by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott. However, I have made so many changes, including switching the red curry paste to green curry paste, that I make no claim for this resembling a traditional Thai jungle curry! I think traditionally it should:  Be hot and spicy – check;  Not include coconut milk – check;  Contain aubergine – mine doesn’t but you could certainly add it;  Contain wild boar – not interested in that! You can be really...

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Easy Flapjacks

The flapjacks of my childhood were chewy flapjacks (the kind you can feel destroying your teeth as you eat them) so for most of my life I’ve been a chewy flapjack girl, not really understanding the appeal of thicker, softer flapjacks.  In my head they were just flapjacks that had gone wrong.  Then I ate one the other day and I’ve discovered the joy of soft flapjacks 🙂  I had this particular flapjack in the cafe at Yorkshire Scuplture Park which is a place I can highly recommend, both the park and the cafe, if you happen to be...

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