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Dal makhani and aloo gobi

Dal makhani and aloo gobi

While waiting to move house I’ve been spending time cooking and eating through the contents of my five freezers and five fridges—which are now down to two and three respectively—and trying out new recipes. Here’s a couple of my versions of two Indian classics, dal makhani and aloo gobi.

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Sweet Sorrel Tart – HFW’s

I saw this recipe in the Guardian on Friday, the 4th May.  It caught my eye and I liked the sound of using sorrel in puddings.  We also have an abundance of sorrel in our garden which grows happily and I have not used it all that much.  I think it's because the plant...

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Twice cooked mix peppers with salmon

It's been a while since my last post...but here is one recipe that got me going again and wanting to share with you all. I had the inspiration as I had a glut of peppers left over from a catering job I did at the week-end and salmon fillets bought for our supper. It...

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Gravad lax – it’s really easy!

A few weeks ago I went to the closest fishmonger in my town and bought a big chunk of fresh tuna, which at that point, I had no idea what to do with.  Beside the tuna, I also bought the freshest looking samphire/glasswort, as I love this sea vegetable cooked the...

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GONG XI FA CAI – Happy New Year!

Even though I am not Chinese, my family has lived amongst Chinese families as long as I can remember. In fact one of my sisters was married to a lovely Chinese who sadly died at a very early age (36 years old). We remember him fondly when we sit around my parents'...

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“Sop kacang merah”…red bean soup

I think my Indonesian friends would not agree with my red beans used here (aduki) as that was all I happened to have in my cupboard, not the red kidney beans normally used for this soup.  I love this soup, filling, full of flavour and pretty healthy too.  Growing up...

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What’s quick to assemble for the weekend?

It's that time of the year...we all feel it, the over indulgence of the festive holiday finally hit us! I've agreed to do some sort of 'diet' with Aisha.  Nothing too strenuous and we're doing it till the end of February.  If and when we've achieved our goals, we'd do...

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Hi everyone, Here we are, 2012! What a day to start a new year! It's raining cats and dogs...bucketing outside my dining room.  Definitely not a day to go out for a walk around the block, which my silly husband is doing at this moment! Yesterday, after hearing the...

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Website launch

Hello!  I'm Ina Pegley.  I've been cooking for private customers for several years now, but have never got around to setting up a website.  (Or rather, my husband Kevan has never got around to setting one up for me – designing websites is more his thing.) Anyway,...

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