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January ‘Meanderings’ … Once the New Year celebrations are over what is needed is warming and filling food against the inevitable Winter chill.  It is a time for thick tasty soups, hot pies and stews: comfort food at its best.  Here are some more favourites.  We enjoy warm spiced plums at any time as they are so warming in the cooler weather but […]

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December ‘Meanderings’ … December has been busy as usual but we have enjoyed sharing a few new treats with family and friends.  Caramelised Red Onion Chutney is something we will enjoy not just at Christmas but throughout the year, a non-alcoholic Spiced Mulled Apple Punch for non-drinkers to serve alongside an alcoholic version, a ‘naughty but nice’ chocolate treat Sweet […]

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November ‘Meanderings’ … North African spicy flavours are ideal at this time of year when the weather is chillier, although I can quite happily enjoy them at any time of year.  There is a lovely spicy soup, Chorba, which is a meal in itself and three simple recipes that are quick to both prepare and […]

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October ‘Meanderings’ … Some very generous friends this year have given me lovely Bramley cooking apples from their trees so I decided to base two of my October recipes on these.  Added to this was a lovely American style Cucumber Bread & Butter pickle from Pam Corbin at River Cottage and a family favourite quickie recipe, […]

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September ’Meanderings’ … By September our holiday to France and Spain in July was sadly a distant memory.  Trying to keep the memories alive I shared some French style recipes.  Click here for all French Style Recipes on this site. September also saw the start of a new phase in my life, as I started a two […]

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August ’Meanderings’ … We came back from holiday at the start of August and within a few days the television screens were filled with images of riots across the UK.  Tottenham, the initial flashpoint is just down the road and some of the disturbances started to spread even closer to home.  Out of these troubles came […]

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July ’Meanderings’ … July was, for a change, our holiday month (we usually go in August).  While we were away travelling through France to Spain and back again I decided to send this blog on a virtual holiday to the other side of the world and post a selection of Chinese style recipes. Click here for all Chinese Style Recipes on […]

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June ’Meanderings’ … Right at the end of the month, on 30 June, my WordPress stats counter ticked over 100,000 visitors – if you were part of that statistic then thank you!  As the July Meanderings ‘à la carte’ is now due as well (the holiday means I am rather behind) this is a slightly truncated […]

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May ’Meanderings’ … Y Viva España!  Did I mention that we are going to Catalonia in North East Spain (via France) for our holiday this year?!  Not long to go now so I have been doing some research and experimenting with some of the foods we might find on menus.  Actually there I have made more […]

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April ’Meanderings’ … It is not often that we have an April Mothering Sunday in the UK, but then this year we have a very late Easter.  Having been inspired by afternoon tea eaten out with a friend, where the finger rolls and cakes were served on a dainty cake stand, I marked the occasion by serving Afternoon Tea to […]

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