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Hot Dogs

Instead of going for the Frankfurter style jarred ones, we bought some good quality Lincolnshire sausages from the market and used those. With a little ketchup on top of the dog, topped with honeyed caramelised onions and finished with a good squirt of French’s mustard, these were good.

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Incidentally, the term ‘Dog’ according to Wikipedia “…has been used as a synonym for sausage since 1884 and…

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Pork Chops with Cherry Salsa

Pork with Cherry Salsa

The pork looks a bit frazzled on this photograph but I can assure you is wasn’t, it was lovely. Mr S even cut the fat off mine for me once cooked as he knows what I’m like! I thought he might have got rid of the bones too, I’m such a child.

This was my slight adaptation of a recipe on the M & S App.

Heat the oven to 190ºc (fan)

Brown some pork chops for a minute on either side.

Mix olive oil,…

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Pot Roast Chicken with Lemon, Fennel, Peas & Beans

What a great summer alternative for Sunday dinner. The flavours in this are so fresh and it’s a good excuse for a Sunday afternoon bottle of wine.

The recipe is in last months Delicious Magazine and can be found here. It;s an easy one too.

Heat the oven to 180ºc (Fan).

Gently separate the skin from the breast of a chicken (not my favourite job, I admit) and pop a couple of knobs of butter under.…

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Pasta with Chorizo & Prawns

I was looking through my old posts for inspiration and decided upon this one although I didn’t add any extra spice. A lovely and fresh pasta dish.

Pop oil and diced shallots along with a bit of black pepper into a frying pan, turn on the heat and cook gently until the shallot is softened.

Add sliced chorizo and turn up the heat a little, as it begins to release it’s oil and chopped fresh tomatoes…

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Asian Spiced Kedgeree

The first comment I got when I said we were having a kedgeree was ‘Is it Christmas?’, a well worn joke in this house as it’s boxing day fodder. Obviously we don’t need that excuse for a meal like this but let me just take a moment to point something out – Christmas is only four months away – FOUR!!!

Nigella’s recipe serves 6 but as there is only two of us, one decent sized piece of salmon was…

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Rostis with Bacon, Sweet Shallots & Poached Eggs

I applaud you if you can make your poached eggs look as good as the chefs but I can’t, I can cook them right but they are not the prettiest. It’s all about the vortex apparently but still, mine were perfectly cooked yolks with a long stringy white tail.

Here’s what we did.

Peel and grate a few potatoes. Using a tea towel, strain out as much liquid as possible. Season and divide into rounds, I…

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