Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

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Recently, I bought some pearl barley on an impulse, and then had to find something to do with it. The obvious choice? Soup!

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Here’s another of those “what did I have in the fridge?” meals. I’ve used cheddar for the cheese, but I reckon there’s probably something else that would suit this better.

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This evening, I got home to find a nearly-empty fridge. Not being in the mood to cycle out in the pouring rain, I decided to deal with it, and see what I could make with what was there. This rather tasty meal was the result.

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Apple Sauce

Posted: 15/04/2013 in Sauces, Sweet
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This week, I’ve been lurking around some friends’ kitchen a fair bit, mostly due to not being able to get into my own until yesterday. Some of the meals we cooked up during that time were things I probably wouldn’t have thought of on my own, but I am glad we did. This apple sauce was part of one of them. It’s very simple, and beyond looking up ingredients for a rough gauge of quantity, we didn’t really use a recipe to make it. Nonetheless, here’s one for future reference.

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It will probably become apparent as I add more to this blog that I really like soup. I’ve not always been a fan, but since I started cooking more, it’s fast become a favourite. Cooking soup is simple and relaxing, and the result is both tasty and convenient – a few days’ lunches just a microwave minute away.

One of my old faithfuls is tomato soup. It’s trickier to make perfectly in my student kitchen during term time, but it’s seriously tasty nonetheless

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Risotto

Posted: 28/03/2013 in Mains, Rice, Vegetarian
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Risotto is the perfect leftovers dish. You can put pretty much anything that takes your fancy in, and it’ll taste just fine. It takes me about 40 minutes to cook, from fridge to plate, and I’ve cooked it so often now that I don’t really need the recipe (though I can thank the little bit of card in my mum’s recipe binder for being there for me before my memory had caught up).

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Food Tech was always the best of the various technology lessons at school – an hour and a half of cooking, followed by eating the results. In Year 8, Food Tech taught me this recipe for a simple tomato sauce, which I now know by heart, and which can be used as a base for quite a lot of different meals.

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