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Lockdown Day 14 (Tuesday)

LUNCHDahl with a handful of chopped greens stirred into it(leftover soup from yesterday which had become very thick)Oat cakes and peanut butterGrapes SUPPERBacon and mushroom ‘risotto’ – see RECIPE belowBroad beans Bacon and mushroom ‘risotto’ – RECIPE This isn’t really … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 13 (Monday)

LUNCHRed lentil soup – see RECIPE SUPPERI went out on my bike and passed the fish and chip shop, still open so we had really delicious cod and chips for supper. Felt like such a treat. RED LENTIL SOUP – … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 12 (Sunday)

LUNCH Minestrone – see RECIPE belowBread and butterSliced oranges with yogurt SUPPERLamb curry – see RECIPE belowWhite basmati rice – see RECIPE Lamb curry – Recipe There is still frozen cooked lamb left in the freezer from my birthday party … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 10 (Friday)

LUNCHBaked potatoesGrated cheese SUPPER Charlie Bingham’s Meatballs & PastaGreens and broad beansAnzac Biscuits – see RECIPE below Very basic food today and not much cooking. I did make Anzac Biscuits to send to a good friend, if I can justify … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 9 (Thursday)

LUNCHBoiled eggs and toast. SUPPERStir fry with prawns – see RECIPE belowWhite basmati rice – see RECIPE below STIR FRY WITH PRAWNS – RECIPE – SERVES 2 This is a quick stir fry, the idea is that you can use … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 8 (Wednesday)

LUNCHSplit pea soup – see RECIPE below. Boiled eggs Toast SUPPERSalad of cauliflower tomato and leftover peas, with salad dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar and lots of mustard. (The cauliflower cut up small, blanched, drained and put hot … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 7 (Tuesday)

LUNCHbaked potatoes leftover red cabbage mozzarella (from Lidl, very good) and tomatoeshummus – see TRICK below TEAMade fairy cakes with the toddler – see ‘RECIPE’ below. SUPPERShepherds pie – see RECIPE below.Peas (frozen) HUMMUS – TRICKThere are dozens of hummus … Continue reading

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Lockdown Day 6 (Monday)

LUNCHBaked potatoesVeg stew (leftover ratatouille mixed with leftover soup and rice)Grated cheese TEABanana Bread – see RECIPE belowI made this celebrate one week in lockdown til I realised that technically it’s only been 6 days. Feels like about 6 weeks. … Continue reading

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Favourite Cookery Books

I have done very little proper cooking lately, after changing direction late in life and becoming a parent. Hilariously (to my friends at least) my daughter is fast becoming a very ‘fussy eater’ who would happily exist on a diet … Continue reading

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Favourite Kitchen Implements

Heat-Resistant SpatulaSo much more useful than a wooden spoon when you need to scrape up every last drop. Nisbets does this professional-kitchen one with a long handle. Smaller versions are available from any kitchen shop but make sure it’s heat-resistant.

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