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Category Recipes

Some of the recipes I’ve created & collected. You’re welcome to try cooking them, modify them as you wish, reinvent them completely, use them as inspiration, or just go “pah” and cook something else. But if you do use my recipe, please take the time to comment and share!

Ursula Ferrigno’s Prune & Chocolate Bread

This bread is wonderful – our friends and family seem to think so too. We discovered it in the excellent “90s Vegetarian” by Ursula Ferrigno, ISBN 1 85391 309 X published 1994 by Merehurst Ltd. Make it vegan by substituting… Continue Reading →

Tasty Leeks

The Recipe This is a recipe I came up with when I was stuck for something to serve with a main meal. The rich flavours of the dish may pleasantly surprise you because of its simplicity. Our first-born son loved… Continue Reading →

Florence Casserole

This Italian-style casserole makes good use of Florence fennel, one of the most under-rated and under-used vegetables. It looks like a cross between celery and onion, and tastes of aniseed when raw. When cooked, it takes on a flavour all… Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Garbanzo (Chickpea) Casserole

Garbanzos, or chickpeas, are commonly used in many Mediterranean countries to make hearty and filling casseroles. This one is something I dreamt up when my wife had soaked & cooked chickpeas for houmous but we were missing some of the… Continue Reading →

Bolognese Sauce or Ragu

The Standard British Bolognese Sauce is a travesty, a mere shadow of the original, exquisitely rich, almost solid sauce. So here’s my version of the classic Ragu. Oh, and anyone who thinks this word is even slightly trademarkable, get lost… Continue Reading →

Bechamel Sauce

One of the classic sauces, Bechamel is useful for a wide range of dishes. Try using it as a pasta sauce, or with eggs, fish or fowl. The Recipe You can make this into a classic cheese sauce merely by… Continue Reading →

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