Posts By: Victoria Straker

Pineapple Chutney and Tzatziki

Posted in - Press on October 4th 2020 0 Comments

I should really end that heading with nibbles but instead I leave it blank because this combination goes so well with so many things. We had it with poached salmon on raw dressed spinach, rice noodles and stir fried veg, chicken, fish. You could really use the chutney in place of most other …

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All about the Sauce

Posted in - Press on October 2nd 2020 0 Comments

It has been a while again, mainly because there has been so much going on. Today I am looking through a window at torrential rain, and apart from the leak which we have discovered (window is new), it is glorious. Right now the rain is aiming at the window so I feel as …

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Pick me up breakfast

Posted in - Press on July 1st 2020 0 Comments

This morning I am a zombie. Last night I ridiculously for no apparent reason woke up at 1a.m. after falling asleep really quickly a couple of hours before! So after the school run I craved a savoury breakfast and this picked me up, albeit not for long enough, but still, I think the combination may …

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Chorizo, Kale and Butterbean

Posted in - Press on June 11th 2020 0 Comments

Nearby we have The Real Cure which makes and sells delicious welfare friendly pork products. Thanks to ls2u, local food has been delivered seemingly effortlessly.

This is a speedy throw it together lunch or dinner and super tasty.

Serves 4

Ingredients400g chorizoOlive Oil Kale600g butterbeans or other white bean (if …

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The most delicious leg of lamb recipe, ever!

Posted in - gluten free & Lamb on June 2nd 2020 0 Comments

And it is not down to me, but to the late James Beard,  a brilliant American chef who died aged 81 in 1985.  Among the many things he said on the importance of good food is  ‘If ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.’  And part of his …

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Reminder Cookies

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Tea Time on May 12th 2020 0 Comments

Today I was asked for ‘those yummy chewy cookies’ and I really couldn’t remember … so that is where this blog comes into action.  The reason I started this in the first place was because of being chaotic and forgetting recipes so for my own benefit I started this because I would not be able …

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Curry Fish Soup

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on May 8th 2020 0 Comments

Happy VE Day!

In the grocer in Sturminster Newton yesterday I found fresh turmeric. Only that morning my mother was saying she wanted to eat it to help various ailments.  So as luck would have it ….

 

 

 

Serves 6

Ingredients
1 aubergine with 1 clove finely slice garlic, olive oil and salt
glug of plain oil (olive, rapeseed …

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Leftovers idea

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & leftovers & Lunch / Dinner & Rationing on May 7th 2020 0 Comments

One of few veg I can guarantee Mats will eat (he is 11), is broccoli.  Over enthusiastic about how much he may consume, I had enough leftover for a whole other family lockdown sitting.  Turning sadly pale in colour (the broccoli!) in the fridge, this was the answer, this time anyway.  And you probably will …

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