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What’s Happening Here in 2014?

I suppose to write the title, “What’s Happening Here in 2014” may confuse you – it confuses me at times.  But like a lot of you, we have hopes and dreams.  Therefore I’ve decided to write a sort of ‘What we hope to do this year, but if we don’t manage it all, we’ll survive’ […]

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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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Part of our Italian meal cooked in our wood fired oven

Recipe: Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe

Recipe Melanzane alla Parmigiana  – (Sliced Aubergines, layered between crushed tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and finished off with grated Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese then baked in the oven) I confess that this is a mixture of my own recipe, Valentina Harris’ recipe and one of Jamie Oliver’s recipe.  I choose not to salt and drain […]

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Crisping up our Roast Lamb in our Wood Fired Oven

Roasting Lamb Shoulder in our Beehive Oven – plus Recipe

Roasting Lamb Shoulder in our Beehive Oven:  This was only possible due to horrendous weather conditions in East Yorkshire after a traumatic but successful attempt to move the oven under cover, so that no matter what the weather throws at us in the future, I can cook in it to my heart’s content. On Sunday, a […]

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Favourite potato dish for summer

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes Recipes

Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes Recipes I call this recipe for Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes by another name really.  I call them Greek Lemony Potatoes.   Chopped, then thrown into a big bowl and mixed with good Olive Oil, lots of thyme, bay leaves, rosemary etc, lemon zest and juice, a pinch of sugar and a […]

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