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When Life Gives you Oranges, Make Arancello


We all started January with good intentions, but while mine included eating more fruit, I may have overestimated my enthusiasm for it.  Yes, I’ve definitely eaten more fruit this month, but I’ve also bought far more than I needed.

So now I’m looking at a fruit bowl full of oranges, and wondering what to do with them…

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Damson Ketchup


It’s barbecue season again, and when I have friends around, they’re sometimes surprised to see that tomato ketchup isn’t on the table.  I’ve nothing against tomato ketchup, I just haven’t been bothered to buy any since I’m sitting on several liters of Damson Ketchup from last year’s damson harvest.

Once they get over their initial reaction of, “Damson what?”, and try it, most are pleasantly surprised by the tangy fruity flavor.  So open your mind to a burger sauce with a difference!

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Curry Night


It’s Friday night, and you’re beat.  It’s been a tough week, and your soul needs some nourishment.  All I want is my feet up, a cold beer in my hand and something tasty in my belly, and I don’t want to spend all evening fussing in the kitchen over it!  Then read on, for what’s quickly becoming my go-to curry …

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Artichoke Crostini


On these cold and dreary January days, I dream of Summer and sunshine.  While I can’t have this yet, I can still remind myself of warmer days to come with some tangy tomatoes.  They instantly transport me back to that little bar in Cordoba that served a simple but delicious tomato salad when we were having drinks and enjoying a warm Spanish evening, watching the world go by.

So how best to make use of some tomatoes to get some Summer flavours going, than to make some Artichoke Crostini.  Regardless of being a light lunch, or impressive finger food for your next party, you can’t go wrong with this simple and delicious recipe.

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