Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

4 tbsp olive oil 30g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g beef mince salt and pepper 1 ¼ cups red or white wine a sprig of rosemary 1 can tinned Italian tomatoes, chopped Heat a heavy-based pot and, when […]

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Yummy Cornbread

This is so delicious….. you must give it a try!! 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup self raising flour ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded cheese (optional) 1. Preheat baking tin in the oven to 180’C. 2. In a bowl […]

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Creamy Salmon Soup

Fish soups are especially popular in Finland: the locals love to feast on kalakateto soup, which includes potatoes, onions, milk, and directly fish. This dish has an improved variation – lohikaytto. This soup is often prepared for the holidays. Unlike kalakeytto, lohikaytto is made exclusively from salmon, and instead of milk fat, the cream is […]

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Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham

I just love chef Curtis Stone….. and as Christmas approaches I found this recipe of his which I will definitely be trying this year. For the glaze 1/2 cup/120 ml honey 1/4 cup/60 ml apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup/60 grams coarsely chopped fresh ginger 1/4 cup/60 ml Dijon mustard 1/4 cup/60 ml fresh lemon juice […]

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Chilli con Carne

Super easy and super delicious 500g minced beef 500g can crushed tomatoes 750g can kidney beans Packet of Mexican style power (eg chilli, taco or burrito powder) 1 onion, chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 chipotle chilli, chopped 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon oregano Juice of ½ lemon ½ teaspoon cumin Pinch of […]

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Mini Quiches

These are incredible and are a great hit at parties where you need to serve finger food. 2 eggs 250 g tasty shredded cheese 3-4 tablespoons thickened cream 2 teaspoons grain mustard whichever filling you prefer e.g. corn kernels, asparagus, mushrooms etc Salt/pepper to taste. Mix together and place in patti pan trays, greased and […]

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Perfect Guacamole

This recipe was taken from one of my favourite food blogs… simply recipes 2 ripe avocados 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup) 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt A dash of freshly grated black […]

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Hommus

1 can chickpeas (drained of most of liquid) 5-6 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cloves garlic generous grind of black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup oil 1/2 raw tahini Blend together in food processor until smooth. Keep Reading Adding some festive cheer to your glasses Be Sociable, Share!

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