Added Extras

                  

Those extra things that make life just a little smoother. 

         

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AioliAioli

Pungent, yet warm and more-ish, it is a must with barbequed fish, calamari, prawns, homemade burgers and pan-fried chicken. Not to mention as a fantastic salad dressing ...

 

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Bacon Baked PotatoesBacon Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes get a revamp with some streaky bacon and subtle herbs ...

 

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Baked Ricotta CheeseBaked Ricotta Cheese

Baked Ricotta keeps well in the fridge and is well worth the effort of making ... low fat ricotta is fine for this, and makes a great alternative to heavy cheddar cheese as a lunchtime snack ...

 

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Cauliflower FrittersCauliflower Fritters

This is a great vegetarian alternative to bread rolls with your next dinner or soup. This recipe can be made gluten free too ...

 

 

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Chicken Liver PateChicken Liver Pate

This will keep well if sealed with butter, and makes an excellent addition to a lunch, party platter or cheese plate ...

 

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Christmas SpiritChristmas Spirit

This potent mix of liqueurs is wonderful for pouring over Christmas Cakes and puddings to keep them moist and fresh all through the Festive Season ...

 

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Creme PatissiereCreme Patissiere

For filling profiteroles, pastries and cakes, also makes a fabulous ice-cream base ...

         

 

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CustardCustard

For serving with all sweet pies, and great in trifle. This custard is also the base for a rich vanilla ice-cream – just add to your ice-cream churn ...

 

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Buckwheat and Rye Dog BiscuitsDog Biscuits - Buckwheat and Rye

I see no reason whatsoever why we shouldn't make our own dog biscuits from time to time  ...

 

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Sunflower Seed and Polenta Dog BiscuitsDog Biscuits - Sunflower Seed and Polenta

These are a slightly softer centered dog biscuit, I'm sure your doggies will enjoy them as much as mine do ...

 

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Dog FoodDog Food

Yes dog food. Doggy Dinners are important too. We have huge dogs and they are fussy. We have always made our dogs their own food ...

 

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Elderflower Iced TeaElderflower Iced Tea

 

Continuing the theme of the elderflower-enthusiast.... this is a very light and refreshing cocktail with elderflower and Earl Grey tea .......

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Froached EggsFroached Eggs

Eggs that are part fried and part poached, or what I like to to call 'froached' ...

      

 

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GrissiniGrissini

These are easy to make, quite delicious and worth doing occasionally to spice up your dinner party nibbles or to have with dips and cheese ...

 

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Hot ToddyHot Toddy

This is my version of the classic Hot Toddy, and I can confirm that right of this moment, it is assisting me no end ...

 

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Pate SucreePate Sucree

This is a light, rather sweet pastry destined to become a flan, tart or torte base, rather than the traditional croissant or pie ...

 

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Potato DauphinoisePotato Dauphinoise

A very traditional French side dish, very rich, steeped in cream and all things naughty, yet delicious ...

 

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Puy Lentils with PinenutsPuy Lentils with Pinenuts

Puy lentils are a simple and delicious meal, the pinenuts add a bit of indulgence - this makes a great side dish with seafood, meat or just veges ...

 

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Rose and Elderflower CocktailRose and Elderflower Cocktail

With a little bit of planning ahead this cocktail can grace your next soiree and bring a little sparkle to your glass.....continuing the theme of the elderflower-enthusiast ...

 

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Sesame CauliflowerSesame Cauliflower

This is a great vegetarian dish or accompaniment to a main meal, making a change to the traditional cauliflower cheese. It wonderful with chicken and fish ...

 

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Vegetable BakeVegetable Bake

This can be either a main meal or served as the vege accompaniment, either way it is delicious and colourful ...

 

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