Category Archives: Vegetables

Foodie pics for February

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Ways with okra: experimental breading and baking

We love okra, and I pick it up at the supermarket whenever I can. I usually cook it in a stew or similar; it’s a bit gooey when cooked, and I like the stew to distract me. But this time … Continue reading

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An inspired salad with strips of courgette (and some cress too)

Mum got a bit inspired and put ribbons of courgette on top of our salad the other night, with some cress sprinkled on top. I thought it looked really pretty. The ribbons were made with a potato peeler, and she … Continue reading

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Ways with basil: garlicky bruschetta and lime, prawn and basil pasta

The smell of fresh basil has been tempting me for days! There is nothing quite like it. I’d bought the pack of basil to have some to go on top of a pizza, and have been looking forward to thinking … Continue reading

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Marrow, stuffed with yummy leftover beef stew

Every year I fall for buying a marrow, and every year it stays in the fridge for at least a week before someone has the guts to do something with it. And it’s so easy, so I don’t know why … Continue reading

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Leek and tattie soup: a favourite, and (of course) Slimming World friendly

Leek and tattie soup is so easy and it’s a firm favourite. It’s also a good traditional Scottish recipe, and one that can be Slimming World friendly very easily. The trick my Mum taught me with this soup to make … Continue reading

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Canneroni (being a type of tubular pasta) and an inspired mushroomy tomato sauce (with green beans and asparagus too!)

When we were at Pillars of Hercules the other day we bought a bag of pasta. Having investigated, I think the pasta was canneroni, a shorter version of cannelloni. Whatever it was, it came in three colors: plain, red (coloured … Continue reading

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