Monthly Archives: February 2015


I had a tin of chickpeas past its sell-by date and some tahini hiding in the back of the cupboard so I decided to make some humous instead of buying it.  I found this recipe on and I have … Continue reading

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Jam Sponge Pudding – superfast

This sponge is cooked in the microwave.  It takes minutes to throw the ingredients into a processor or liquidiser and then 5 minutes to cook.  Voila!  Thank you Candy for this recipe.  Serve with cream, ice cream or custard 100g … Continue reading

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Scottish trifle

Scottish trifle is the most delicious pudding.  It does take more that my stated aim of spending only ten minutes on preparation, but definitely worth it for special occasions, especially Christmastime or Burns’ night. This recipe has been handed down from … Continue reading

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Pork chops – try brining

How often have you had dinners of overcooked, shoe-leather pork chops?  I have now discovered how to guarantee perfectly cooked, perfectly tender chops every time. A quick brine is the answer, even a 30-minute brine (or up to 4 hours) … Continue reading

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