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Pasta con ceci

Pasta con ceci

You need a few staples that are quick and easy to throw together, but nevertheless reward even the little time you put in by being better than anything you’d get from a can.

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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

I’m not unusual in loving Eggs Benedict - my breakfast of choice if I happen to be having breakfast in an establishment that serves it.

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5-year aged Gouda

5-year aged Gouda

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I recently visited the fabulous cheese stall in Norwich market, and acquired some beautiful, luscious Vacherin Mont D’Or. What I neglected to mention was that I also spotted a cheese that I have been waiting over a decade to buy.

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Vacherin Mont D'Or

Vacherin Mont D’Or

The ultimate in winter luxury, this fantastic gooey cheese, served meltingly hot and luscious from the oven, is one of those seasonal indulgences I try to get in at least once per year.

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Sous vide leg of lamb

Sous vide leg of lamb

I’m not sure why, but something possessed me to buy a leg of lamb the other day. It was on offer at half price - that might have had something to do with it.

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Butterscotch pudding

Butterscotch pudding

For me, butterscotch is one of those flavours I have to have at least once every quarter - just to remind myself of the joys of the occasional bit of indulgence.

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Italian tortino

Italian tortino

You don’t see much in English language blogs about the Italian egg-based pie tortino. I’m not sure why that is, because it’s quick and easy to make, and will take an endless variety of vegetable combinations.

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Salted caramel macarons

Salted caramel macarons

I’d made macarons a few times over recent years - with mixed success. Each batch would have some good ones and some with cracked shells.

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