My Chicken Jalfrezi

I’m very carefully calling this ‘my’ Chicken Jalfrezi. Ten years of blogging has taught me caution when posting a traditional recipe for often people will question its authenticity – question what I’ve put in and what I’ve left out. Of course, it’s interesting to know what is considered ‘authentic’, and I do a lot of […]

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Oat & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, I’m still baking cookies and biscuits but not at a pace that keeps up with the family. I recently tried adding chocolate chips instead of raisins to the Oat & Raisin Cookies I made last month, which were a great success. I did it partly as not everyone in the family likes raisins and […]

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Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad with a Honey & Mustard Dressing

Happy New Year 2022! 🎉🍾 I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2022 and may all your dreams for the new year come true. *************** This is another leftovers post- and another very simple but delicious recipe. I had quite a bit of Saint Agur cheese left over from the black rice dish […]

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Black Rice with Roasted Pears, Thyme & Soft Blue Cheese

I was given some really lovely and thoughtful presents for Christmas. Unsurprisingly, there are always a few foodie things and one exciting one was a box of Seggiano’s black rice. This was given to me by my daughter’s in-laws, Janet and Colin. This organic black Nerone rice was developed from an ancient Chinese variety (it […]

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Christmas Leftovers: A Very Quick and Easy Turkey Curry

I had a lovely three days celebrating Christmas at my daughter’s in Worcestershire and my son was there with his family as well, so it was all very special. It’s a bit of a cliché to say that children make a good Christmas, but with four little grandsons on hand, aged between one and nearly […]

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Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas! Many thanks for your support – for reading my posts, for Liking and Commenting, it all means a lot. I love writing the blog – now 10 years old – but without knowing that 100s read it each day, and many who regularly comment now feel like wonderful […]

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Cinnamon Apple Muffins

One of the great things about my newer version of Delia’s Cakes is that there are fabulous full-page photos of all the recipes. The Spiced Apple Muffins have always tempted me but it’s taken me a long time to actually get round to making them. I was going over to the family’s for an early […]

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Oat & Raisin Cookies

I clearly feel a need to make up for all those cooking years of not making biscuits. When I was younger I had a much sweeter tooth than I do now and was very into making fancy desserts. I’ve never been a big cake maker, other than for birthdays or dessert-type cakes like Torta Caprese, […]

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Chocolate Orange Biscuits

Biscuits have never been my downfall in terms of unhealthy eating; I’m not really a biscuit person. Of course, they don’t have to be unhealthy nowadays in these more healthy eating times than when I was a child and there were packets of custard creams and other biscuits laden with sugar, or decorated in bright […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On Baking

I know some people get worried about cooking for me because of the blog. I always assure them that I only blog about the successes in my kitchen, not the disasters or even near disasters. However, I thought I’d write about the weekend’s near disaster because it might be fun to do so and to […]

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