Monthly Archives: August 2011

Banana icing

I iced a couple of the banana cakes I made today. Since I had some fresh bananas left over I tried banana icing. I used more icing sugar than suggested in the recipe and it was still quite runny. — … Continue reading

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Beef, fennel and olive stew

I must say I wasn’t convinced by putting fennel and olives with beef. But now I’m convinced! The flavours worked really well together. Even Husband was impressed, and he’s not too keen on olives. We’ll be trying this again… Recipe … Continue reading

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If I ever see another banana again…

…It won’t be too soon… I have this habit whereby I save over-ripe bananas in the freezer until I have enough to make a batch of banana cake. Husband pointed out I had 13 bananas in the freezer and that … Continue reading

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Attack of the lettuce!

Husband went to Perth (Scotland) Farmer’s Market, held on the first Saturday each month. He’s not usually allowed out unsupervised, particularly to a farmer’s market. But it pays off once in a while! He bought a couple of truly fabulous … Continue reading

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Ramen noodle soup

This was another recipe from the Cool Camping cookbook. But it was so super tasty we had it twice on the trip, and would have it at home too! It worked well cooked in one big pot on our one … Continue reading

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Ratatouille: outside

One pot cooking is kinda essential when we’re camping! We have a one ring gas burner which gets up a good heat – it’s very handy indeed. This recipe was adapted from the Cool Camping cookbook – a great series, … Continue reading

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The ultimate gratin

Anything I have ever cooked with Jerusalem artichokes has been the most delicious. This gratin was no different. The artichokes were from a friend’s garden, and kindly donated. — Ingredients 2 large baking potatoes, thinly sliced The equivalent amount Jerusalem … Continue reading

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