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Dairy-free frozen sweet things

So with this hot weather we’ve been wanting lots of ice cream. With both Robin and now me as well being sensitive to dairy (it seems the baby is taking after him; I’m hoping that once it’s out normal service will be resumed), this is a little tricky. I’ve been experimenting …

Chopping veg

We’ve found we can save a lot of time during the week by chopping all the vegetables at once, at the weekend just after we’ve bought them. They keep fine in plastic pots (and we have no shortage of those!) in the fridge for the week. Not only does it …

Aubergine pizza

Robin has shared the secret of his awesome aubergine pizzas with me. I suspect it was mainly because he was tired and didn’t want to cook them himself. Nevertheless, I now have the hidden knowledge, and I’m going to pass it on. This is currently one of my favourite meals. …

What we eat, and why

I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts now that we’ve changed the way we eat. I think it’s time I gave a bit more information. A couple of months ago, I was recommended some bargains at our local butcher, and we ended up with a big pile of sausages and …

Jar of salad

I’ve discovered this fantastic way of transporting salads. You put the dressing at the bottom of a jar and then layer all the other ingredients on top. All the ingredients stay fresh, and you can include an oily dressing without either turning the leafy bits soggy or leaking runny goop …

Puff pastry!

Robin has learnt how to make puff pastry. It involves two packets of butter for an amount that makes this: and this: and a pie, and some cheesy puffs, and some cream slices (not shown). Not all at once – it freezes! Apparently it’s really easy to make. I wouldn’t …

Cinnamon biscuits

In an attempt to expand our repertoire of dairy-free cakey things (which also includes carrot cake, banana cake and, erm, that’s it) Robin found a recipe for cinnamon biscuits in The Silver Spoon and persuaded me to try it. The ingredients: plain flour, sugar, lemon rind, and cinnamon to sprinkle …

Sunny weather

What a gorgeous weekend! Now that enough of the scaffolding and rubble have been removed that we can actually access the back garden, I have sown broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and basil; dug over most of the bed which will eventually contain parsnips and carrots; and helped Robin clear …