Author Archives: cookycaroline

hibernation over….

Happy New Year!   Here we are at the spring equinox already … where does the time go?  If only I had been hibernating.  I might have avoided the cough, then the cold and loss of taste that accompanied them both. … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas tree

Spotted online recently was how to make a Christmas tree with Nutella and puff pastry.  It looked amazing, so I thought I would try making one for the staff at The Beatson where I volunteer.  I wasn’t sure about nut … Continue reading

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two greedy Italians

… and that doesn’t mean us!  This delicious chicken dish is from the book of the same name by Gennaro Contaldo and the late Antonio Carluccio.  It is such a find although I’m afraid I don’t use fresh artichokes nor … Continue reading

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stir-up Sunday

Well, I’m gob-smacked! I’m ahead of the game!  I’ve just checked when stir-up Sunday is this year and lo and behold, it’s next weekend!  But actually today is Saturday not Sunday – oops!  While I was checking when stir-up Sunday … Continue reading

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lamb koftas

I feel like the whole of January and some of February I was full of the miseries of not just one, but two colds! So I’m not going to say happy new year at this point because here we are … Continue reading

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spice up your sausage rolls

I know it’s been a while, so let’s hope you’ve missed me and I’ll move swiftly on! I recently lent the Bourke Street Bakery bread book to a friend and after she returned it I sat down and began flicking through … Continue reading

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the joy of socks

Firstly I should tell you this is one of those non-food posts which pop up every now and then on my blog.  I follow (and love) the blog En Brogue written by fashion editor Hannah Rochell.  If you haven’t gathered by … Continue reading

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a Nopi favourite

I have a copy of the Nopi cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully which has been read cover to cover but until today, I hadn’t actually made anything from it.  I know, naughty me!  Well, I managed to get some … Continue reading

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padrón peppers

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A couple of weeks ago in the guardian’s Saturday Magazine, Yotam Ottolenghi gave us a recipe using padrón peppers.  I have eaten these in Tenerife but not cooked like this!  Fast forward a week or so to when I was looking for inspiration … Continue reading

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coffee anyone?

I love coffee.  Coffee chocolates, coffee ice cream and up there at the top is, of course, my morning coffee.  Heaven help you if you encounter me before I’ve had it.  You have been warned!  Only joking.  Well, maybe not … Continue reading

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