Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers

Vegetables
May 11, 2012 Mushroom & Chickpea Burgers a great dish for vegetarians but tasty, healthy and high in fibre for meat eater too.  There are many different recipes for this dish but this one is taken from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 250g chestnut mushrooms , finely chopped 2 garlic cloves , crushed 1 bunch {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Vegetable Stock

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April 27, 2012 Vegetable Stock is a handy ingredient to have in your fridge or freezer and is cheap and easy to make.  A good vegetable stock cn be the base of many soups and sauces. When I am preparing vegetables for a meal I keep the trimming from leeks, cauliflower and broccoli and the peelings from carrots, {Tags: , , } {More...}

Potato Dumpling using Instant Mash

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January 6, 2012 Potato Dumpling using Instant Mash for a quick and easy filling accompaniment to a casserole or soup.  Using instant mashed potato cuts down on the cooking  and preparation time too. Ingredients 3 eggs 2 cups instant mashed potatoes 1.5 cups water or milk 2+/- cups of flour salt, pepper, parsley, cooked bacon, sauteed onions to {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin

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December 23, 2011 Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin is a lovely addition to roast meat dishes such as Roast Beef:  It’s a simple dish to make and cooks in the oven leaving you to get on with other things. Ingredients 1/2 pounds turnips , peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose {More...}

Creamed Baby Carrots

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September 5, 2011 Creamed Baby Carrots are a good accompaniment to serve with any meat or fish dish and you can substitute the carrots for leeks, potatoes or use the cream sauce for serving with fish or meat dishes. Ingredients A bundle of fresh baby carrots 1 oz butter 1 egg yolk 2 fl oz double  cream Salt {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Dauphinoise Potatoes

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August 19, 2011 Dauphinoise Potatoes   Ingredients 500g Potatoes (King Edward or Desiree)  200ml Double Cream or Creme Fraiche 100ml Semi-Skimmed or Skimmed Milk 1 Crushed garlic Clove 50g Grated Gruyere   Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4 Peel and slice the potatoes and place them in a bowl of cold water Rinse and pat dry with {Tags: , } {More...}

Beetroots with White Sauce

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July 19, 2011 Beetroots with White Sauce Choose small and evenly sized beetroots carefully wash and top and tail them  being careful not to break the skin then boil for about 1 1/2 hours until tender. For the Sauce 1 oz butter or margarine 1 oz Plain flour 1/2 pint milk Salt an pepper to taste Melt the {Tags: } {More...}