Christmas and Brussel sprouts go together like mulled and wine. For a long time, I could not abide Brussel sprouts. I loathed them with the passion I reserved for PE (netball – I was rubbish) and country dancing (why?). I’m haunted by overcooked, bland Christmas school dinners, with Brussel sprouts…

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I love kedgeree. It is one of my absolute favourite comfort foods, that along with a bowl of steaming dhal and rice. A plate of kedgeree can make me so very happy. Smoked fish, rice and eggs – believe me, there is nothing better. And this one-pot smoked mackerel kedgeree…

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My life at the moment is thinly squeezed between dealing with my elderly parents (Alzheimers, dementia and a newly replaced knee ) and my adopted children and all the baggage that brings. The past few weeks have been severely testing. I’ve hurtled across London, organised carers, forgotten parents’ evening (sorry Mr…

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The clocks have turned back, the weather has turned, it’s distinctly colder. The winter chill is starting to bite. It is time to start thinking about recipes that are going to warm you from the inside out. Recipes, though they may take a little time to cook, they warm the…

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I’ve gone a little crazy for fresh beetroot. I can’t get enough of the purple stuff. Fresh beetroot is so much better than the beetroot, pickled in vinegar, and packed up in supermarkets. I always thought beetroot had that sour flavour taste. But once I tasted fresh beetroot, there’s no…

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