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Quick Beet Soup

Summer soup, perfect for one of those ‘cleaning out the fridge’ days ahead of going on vacation. This soup is incredibly light and velvety smooth, and can be made vegan and/or gluten-free. I hope you like it as much as

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BBQ Safety–and stock!

It’s summer, so it’s barbecue season. Time to scrub up the old tools, if you haven’t already. But it isn’t only the winter’s dust and grime on your equipment that could interfere with a fun and healthy outdoor meal. Food cooks differently on

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Beefy Celery Soup

I don’t often make celery soup. It’s not that I dislike celery; on the contrary, we eat it all the time. It’s just that we usually eat it raw with other veggies, accompanying a sandwich or a cheese plate. But

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Zingy Spring Vegetable Soup

Soup. It’s one of my favourite foods, at any time of year. With endless possible combinations, it provides variety within a seasonal diet, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Many soups are happy to simmer away while

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Oven Pot Roast

Pot roast beef was one of the first meals I ever knew how to cook; I don’t remember learning it, so I must have absorbed it subconsciously in my mother’s kitchen. An electric frying pan with vented cover really comes into

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Fresh Spinach Soup

You might be surprised to think of spinach as a winter vegetable, but in the temperate climate where I live, I am able to use fresh spinach from the garden year round. I plant something called ‘beet spinach’ every year,

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Fish Curry

Making a curry is one of my favourite ways to use leftover fish. Because fish don’t grow in perfectly sized portions, it isn’t unusual for me to have leftovers from a grilled or baked whole fish, or even poached fillets.

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Stock making with bones part three: fish

Fish stock was a relatively recent discovery for me, which came about in a way you might not expect. I had always thought of fish heads and bones as waste, something you could toss to the cat (outdoors), which my

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Braised Oxtail

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To my knowledge, I only ever ate oxtail once when I was growing up, when our Filipino exchange student’s grandmother was visiting and doing all the cooking around graduation time. Next to all the other exotic foods we sampled, it

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Homely Bean Soup

Following an extended period of warm settled weather, autumn has arrived in Wales with a vengeance. This puts me in the mood for hearty, sustaining fare with long, slow cooking. Not only does this make the house smell good, but

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