Chorizo and Chickpea Stew

Today was wet, very, very wet, and colder than it has been for a long time. We had a great day out and came home hungry and tired, we needed comfort food time but quick comfort food. This stew was ready by the time the potatoes to accompany it had…

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The Bumbles of Rice Batchcooking Commandments

I’m not really a batchcooking fan, despite the fact that I do it a lot.  I’ve blogged about it before and shared my methods here.  It’s tiring, and I always make my plans too ambitious and think that I will do enough to feed us for months, but with lots…

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Quick Dinner: Spaghetti with Pancetta, Tomato and Basil

Sometimes you just need dinner in a hurry, so here’s a quick and tasty pasta dish enjoyed by all around our table. Pancetta is one of my favourite quick dinner ingredients as it’s full of flavour, cooks quickly, doesn’t require chopping and keeps in the fridge for a few weeks.…

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Quick Dinner: Pancetta and Leek Pasta

Quick Dinner: Pancetta and Leek Pasta On a weekday evening, when I’ve forgotten to take something from the freezer and I need to get dinner on the table fast I tend to turn to pasta and try to throw something together. Pancetta Cubes are my favourite “quick fix” ingredient to…

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A Mumble on Dinners and Batchcooking Tips

My Mammy is a great woman for dinners. She reared us all on good homecooked food and whatever the day’s events when we were small one thing was sure, there would always be a hot dinner in the evening, no matter what. Mam didn’t work outside the home when I…

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Honey Mustard Chicken

Today was a day for comfort food, the weather, the week that was and the mood all sent me craving something sticky and sweet, but savoury too. I remembered two chicken breasts that have been neglected in the fridge all week and the inspiration came for a quick dish that…

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