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Spiced Chickpea Fritters

If you're looking for something a bit different or, like me, you don't fancy store bought don't-know-what's-in-it fritters then this recipe is for you.

It's relatively easy to make and doesn't take ages. Once the ingredients are prepared it's a case of shaping and cooking.

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Honey Yogurt Tahini Dip

I was looking for something different to go with my Spiced Chickpea Fritters and came up with this little dip.

As far as dips go it doesn't get any easier - just bung everything in together and bob's yer uncle.

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Red Onion and Olive Tart

Some of the best dishes come from the simplest of ingredients.

This dish is no exception, the work involved in making it is minimal and the gain is huge when you taste the result.

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Food and Wine Pairing 101

I am forever being asked about Food Pairing and what wine goes well with this or that dish. I have had many frantic last minute texts from people in the wine store staring, like deer in headlights, at the rows of bottles trying to find something to go with a certain dish.

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Apricot Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a true French dessert traditionally made with cherries but since the apricots this year are in ab

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Mediterranean Chicken, Leek Tomato Mash

Mediterranean Chicken with Leek Tomato Mash is a simple, light and flavorsome dish that needs little preparation y

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Beef Diane

Most people have heard of the classic dish Steak Diane where a steak is pan fried and the pan de-glazed with spirit, in this case Brandy, and finished with cream.

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Twice Baked Pain au Choc Frangipane Tartlets

It may only be a problem in my house here in France but we always seem to have left over Pain au Chocolat pastries and I'm forever trying to find a way to use the

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How to Make The Most From Your Ingredients

Everyone has a budget nowadays and there are a bunch of pages on the web related to this subject so I won’t re-invent the wheel.

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Chorizo and Puy Lentil "Paella"

Simple and easy are two words that are used a lot on my site and this recipe is no exception.
It’s definitely both but does not lack in flavor in the slightest.

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Lemony Lamb Chops with Tuscan Beans

When it's cold outside light food isn't what your body craves.
The body craves comfort food, whole food that will fill and warm you up and allow you to forget what's going on outside.

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When Life Gives You Lemons....

Life,

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Cheesy Olive & Herb Buttermilk Muffins

My attempt at not eating too much bread went out the window this week when the weath

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A Belly Full of Pork

I am a big fan of the revival of home cooking, that long lost skill so many people <

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Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken and Couscous

Roast Chicken!

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