Chicken with Tomatoes, Fennel & Moroccan Spices

British Summer Time ended today, the clocks went back an hour so we all had an extra hour in bed (except of course if you have small children who don’t understand these things) and autumn arrived with a vengeance. Heavy rain and blustery winds raged through the night and into the morning; it was definitely […]

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A Girls Only Valentine Dinner

It just turned out that way. My daughter Nicola and her partner Rachael were coming down from Birmingham on Friday afternoon for the weekend to celebrate my daughter-in-law Lyndsey’s birthday tonight (Saturday) – a pizza party at Ruben’s Refettorio. With restaurants full of couples eating meals marked-up for Valentine’s Day (even M&S’s usual 2 Eat […]

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Aubergine & Tomato Tagine

My daughter rang over the weekend to ask if I had some vegetable tagine recipes and by the time I’d scanned a few and sent them by email, I’d decided to make one myself. I love making tagines: not only does it bring back wonderful memories of exciting and exotic Marrakesh (see Moroccan Meal post), […]

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