Category Archive: Dinner

Jan 22

Spelt and the new me

In a magnanimous gesture, I am sharing my recipe for this nutrition-packed, health-giving bowl of goodness. Considering the lack of cheese it is surprisingly tasty.

Dec 12

Seafood linguine with chilli and garlic (budget version)

This month we embarked on a pre-Christmas food budget.In principle this simply meant a few weeks of very limited food shopping so we could use up the existing contents of our fridge, cupboards and freezer.

Nov 30

Braised red cabbage and sausages

Cabbage is a vegetable with great potential. Unfortunately, that potential was normally squandered in our kitchen. This was partly due to my husband’s reluctance to cook it, eat it, or speak of it. Something to do with being forced to eat vast quantities of unseasoned, boiled cabbage in his youth I believe.

Nov 23

Traditional Welsh salt duck

There are many types of duck – we had mallard which was delicious cooked in this way, very tender, and tasted quite game-y. The stock was amazing. I’m not sure if salt duck tastes better than roast duck but it is certainly it’s equal. With the bonus of a pan full of full-flavoured stock to enhance another meal, however, the balance falls in the favour of salt boiled duck every time.

Oct 26

Spiced beef and lime chimichangas

I bought a 2kg piece of silverside yesterday. This is a rather huge hunk of beef for a household of two, particularly as neither of us are very adept at cooking joints or large cuts of meat. Since my last attempt at roasting silverside resulted in a dry crumbly mass of beef sawdust I decided to change tactic. I put the joint in a large pan, submerged it in cold water and simmered for about two and a half hours.

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