Tag: food

Hearty Beef Casserole

Perfect for cold Winter days, this beef casserole is very tasty, warming and nicely packed with vegetables too. I like to put it all together just before heading out for a brisk walk. It is lovely to return to and sit down together for a family dinner. I like to serve it warm with buttered crusty bread to mop the gravy up with, but it goes as well with leafy green veg and creamy mashed potatoes. You will need: 400g diced beef 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 1 x chopped onion 1 x clove of garlic, chopped 3 x...

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Darn Good Roast Chicken & Herby Roast Potatoes

In all the years I have been attempting to ‘perfect’ the roast chicken I have tried several methods. This recipe below is easy, not time consuming, creates the moistest, most tender chicken meat and a fab, crisp and tasty skin. What goes better with chicken than roast potatoes? Again, I have been toying with different recipes over time and I have finally found one that works for me and my family absolutely love them. This is a great recipe for two staples of every Sunday Dinner or indeed family get together. I even use this for Christmas dinner. You...

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A Simple and Delicious Quiche Recipe

This quick and simple recipe for quiche is very tasty and versatile. Instead of buying one in for your next party why not try making one instead? The fillings can be varied and you can also add herbs of your choice to lift the flavour. Ingredients: For the pastry: 200g plain flour pinch of salt and pepper pinch of mixed herbs 100g butter, chilled 2 – 3 tbsp cold water For the filling: 250ml milk 2 eggs 100g cheese Optional fillings; 100g bacon, 100g ham, chopped and fried onions, 1 small onion, salmon & broccoli (par cook the broccoli...

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Food and Drink On A Durham City Break

Food and drink I feel is an important part of any City Break! During a recent City break in Durham I took the opportunity to try a couple of the many independent eateries of the City. I went for variety and to my tastes and was not let down at all. I can honestly say from my time there that there is a choice for everyone to enjoy a wonderful meal with superb Durham settings. My first tip will be Zen. And before you walk in the door you get a real sense of the modern, fresh design of...

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Sicily: Street Food and Street Art

Sicily – the largest island in the Mediterranean – sits off the toe of Italy and is home to 5 million proud Sicilians.  It positively drips with history; with Greek temples, Roman aqueducts, Norman cathedrals and Arab Kasbahs dotted throughout the arid landscape. Palermo, Sicily’s capital city, is no exception – architecture buffs would be in their element, with countless churches, piazzas and TWO huge opera houses.   Alongside its buildings, Palermo is famous for its street food. Now I can appreciate a beautiful fountain but street food was what I was really looking forward to. With my Italian being as shaky as it is, I took some time before departure to learn the names...

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How To Create Your Own Home Made Pizza

Making your own tasty pizza dough is easier than you think. You can add your own flavours and toppings making each person’s pizza bespoke to their tastes. You can get the children involved too, to help inspirit them with a bit of cooking. The recipe combines flavour into the pizza dough but it is up to you if you want to add your own herbs or you can of course also have it plain. Both work equally as well. You can also roll the dough as flat as you like or leave it with a bit of volume if...

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