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SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH HOT HONEY MUSTARD DIP

This is a fabulous combination of hot Italian sausage and shatteringly delicate puff pastry.  Each one bite portion is an explosion of wonderful favour and texture.    The honey mustard dip takes the old-fashioned sausage rolls to dazzling new heights. … Continue reading

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BRAISED PORK CHEEKS

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When you raise your own pork you respect every bit of the pig.  From pig’s ears to its tail you don’t waste any part of your precious pig.  Pork cheeks are the slip of meat in the hollow just below … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF COOKING … or HOW TO HAVE A CLEAN KITCHEN ALWAYS!

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I joyfully share with you my best tried and true recipes.  Many date back more than fifty years so one could say they have been tested over and over again.  But it takes more than a good recipe to make … Continue reading

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THERE ARE NO WORDS

THERE ARE NO WORDS Tweet

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RILLETTES DE SARDINES … SARDINE PATE

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We all love appetizer recipes that go together quickly and have easily obtainable ingredients –  preferably already in your pantry.  Rillettes de Sardines (sardine pâté)  fills the bill to a T. I found this recipe in a cookbook by David … Continue reading

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MUSTARD YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF

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    It’s lovely to give gifts you make yourself.   It’s even lovelier to receive them.      I make an olive tapanade that is divine.  The recipe calls for whole-grain mustard.  When our supermarket was out of it one … Continue reading

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GINGERSNAPS!!!

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    You couldn’t bake a more old-fashioned cookie than GINGERSNAPS.  This  cookie has been popular with children for generations.  Today’s children (and adults) have seldom tasted a true gingersnap.  This superb recipe makes cookies that really snap!  It’s truly … Continue reading

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SCONES FOR THE WEEK-END

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  Early morning.  The marine fog drifts across the fields and pokes fingers into the open window. Early morning.  The heaven fragrance of baking drifts into my bedroom.  Poking fingers to wake this sleepy head. It is the week-end.  A … Continue reading

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THAI STYLE GROUND PORK WITH CHILES AND BASIL IN LETTUCE CUPS

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    When I crave something exotic with intense flavour my thoughts turn to Thai food.    This dish fulfills my craving.  It is at once sweet and sour, hot and spicy.  It is a simple recipe with just a few … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS TO DRINK CHAMPAGNE

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You don’t need ten reasons to drink champagne, however, my reasons and those of others, will make you smile.  Then pop the cork on a lovely bottle of bubbly.  Find the reasons on my blog BEL’OCCHIO. Tweet

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