Posts in the Category: Lunch / Dinner

Sushi and Salads

Posted in - gluten free & Healthy Recipes & Salads & Seafood on September 25th 2019 1 Comments

This is not the first time I have posted sushi on this blog.  So it is the same recipe but a reminder.  I served it with two salads because the children wouldn’t eat the fennel salad so a cucumber concoction accompanied us too. We compared Waitrose bought sushi with homemade. I noticed a difference in …

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Cucumber and Dill Soup

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Lunch / Dinner & Vegetarian on September 21st 2019 0 Comments

I hate to admit that I let our veg garden overflow this year, and not in a good way.  It is a bit of a jungle now and within it I found about 10 cucumbers, all a good size.  So what better thing to do with them than make soup… it is cool, soothing and …

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Cheesy Grits with Garlic lemon prawns

Posted in - Breakfast & Lunch / Dinner & Recipes on September 15th 2019 2 Comments

We had this in North Carolina for the wedding brunch of a cousin.  This is not exactly it, but  my take on what we had.  It is comforting, filling and delicious.

Ingredients
1 cup grits
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
4 cups boiling or very hot water
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
100g butter
200ml milk

Olive oil
1 large bag raw …

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Pulled Pork and Coleslaw

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Pork on September 11th 2019 0 Comments

This is easy and so delicious.  It can be served in a variety of ways but the most satisfying for us is in a bun.  Biting into it gives me almost as much pleasure as biting into my first mince pie with brandy butter on December 1st.  A knife and fork cannot be used as …

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Scallops wrapped in bacon with spring onions, roasted red pepper, and smoked garlic

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on November 3rd 2016 1 Comments img_20161102_1906291

In Dumfriesshire during half term, we walked 3 miles from our hotel on the coast to a little fishing village called Port Patrick where we had lunch in a pub called The Crown excelling in seafood.  This recipe was inspired by that.  The pub was as traditional as they all used to be, but with …

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Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Seafood on September 21st 2016 0 Comments img_20160920_183100

The children chose, and they prepared.  I sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea, directing!  This is such a simple recipe that perhaps it does not even need to be here, but then we all like simple recipes, and sometimes the obvious needs stating, – it does for me anyway.

Ingredients
280g  cream cheese
4 …

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Porridge with Spiced Syrup, Berries and Sunflower seeds

Posted in - Breakfast & Healthy Recipes & Recipes & Vegetarian on September 15th 2016 0 Comments 20160915_070428

When I wrote Afternoon Tea  I included a recipe for Spiced Tea Syrup on page 54 (just in case you have a copy!), fashionable in the Edwardian Era to both sweeten and flavour.  Being out of the habit, despite writing this book, a jar has been sitting by the kettle for quite some time and …

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