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Category Archives: Supper – Workday Suppers

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Ingredients 2 oz / 50g butter 2 large onions 1lb 5oz / 600 g broccoli, trimmed 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 pts / 1.2 litres weak vegetable stock or chicken stock 3 tbsp double cream 5oz / 150g blue Stilton and crumbled Method Melt the butter and sauté the chopped onion in a large casserole or saucepan … Continue reading


Betty’s Late Summer Ratatouille

Ingredients 2 aubergines 4 small courgettes 2 red peppers Large tin plum tomatoes 4 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ tsp sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper small bunch basil, roughly torn Method Cut the aubergine and courgette into small chunks, deseed the pepper and chop into small pieces. Chop the onions and garlic … Continue reading


Bubble and Squeak with Leftover Vegetables and Bacon

Ingredients 900g (2lb) potatoes, steamed and mashed with some butter 450g (1lb) green cabbage (Savoy is best, finely chopped and steamed) 3 large carrots – chopped into small pieces 1 large onion, finely chopped 115g (4oz) chopped and cooked bacon Seasoning to taste 115g (4oz) grated cheddar cheese Handful of flour in a bowl Handful of breadcrumbs Beaten egg 75g … Continue reading

bubble and squeak

A Recipe for Daddy’s Cow Pie on Father’s Day

I just love baking for the family and any special occasion will see me in the kitchen using my lovely AGA.  George deserves this delicious pie, for being so patient, kind and understanding with us all!  George, you are a saint!  Please share it with us… Ingredients 1kg stewing beef cut into pieces 3 large carrots, chopped into rounds 300g … Continue reading

Father's Day Pie

Sweet Potato Fries

There are few things I love more than being on holiday.   There is a sense of freedom, away from the everyday problems that life will inevitably bring, which brings a feeling of gay abandon.  It is with this spirit that George and I are doing rather a lot of eating out, and I just have to share an AMAZING … Continue reading


George’s Favourite Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1lb/450g Ripe Tomatoes Or 1 med Tin 1 Onion sliced 1 Carrot sliced 1/2 stick celery diced 1oz/25g butter 1oz/25g flour 1pt/600ml water Bay Leaf 1tsp Sugar pinch of ground mace/nutmeg 3tbsp cream Chopped parsley 1tsp arrowroot Salt & pepper to taste METHOD If using fresh tomatoes roughly chop them. Melt the butter in a medium pan; add the … Continue reading

George's Tomato Soup