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Comforting Penne with Vodka

Penne alla Vodka Recipe

It’s extremely windy on the East Coast of Yorkshire at the moment, splintered and broken trees are littering the road like demented ninepins and it’s very, very dark.  I am feeling in need of ‘comfort’ food, and decided to have a look through my books and on the computer.  What to have for tonight’s meal?  What’s […]

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Recipe for Chestnut & Butternut Squash Risotto

Shoot first, eat later!

Shoot first, eat later!  No. This doesn’t mean we have developed a passion for ‘Big Game Hunting’, heaven forbid. What it is telling you and me both is that Erik and myself are hopeless bloggers.  We take time creating and cooking nice meals, enjoying the aroma wafting around the kitchen, try and plate it up […]

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Using Chestnuts in a Pasta Recipe

More Chestnut Recipes

I promised more Chestnut recipes, so here they are.  Fresh or ready to use Sweet Chestnuts are both good, but the fresh chestnuts do have a fuller, more earthy flavor.  We’ve all heard of Chestnut Stuffing or Chestnut Meringue, but I wanted to find other types of recipes using Chestnuts. These next two recipes are […]

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Garlic Prawn Pasta Recipe

The weather is still fine, but not for much longer, if the forecasters are correct.  After a visit to the harbour area of Bridlington, and passing the shops stuffed full of superb fresh fish and a vast collection of local shellfish, we decided on some big prawns. After trawling through food sites on the internet, […]

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Part of our Italian style meal cooked in our wood fired oven

Wood-Fired Oven Cooks Italian (Well, almost) – plus Recipes

What did I decide to cook on one of the few glorious sunny weekends we have had in the UK this year? I had planned an (almost) Italian themed meal, using our beloved Beehive Terracotta oven, which usually  snuggled under our garden tent, as if protecting itself from the monstrous rivulets of monsoon rain that seem […]

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