Courgetti Ragu

I love this pasta sauce. The oldest girl requests this when she comes back from school as it reminds her of home, and smells so delicious as it is slowly cooking. I have made an old Anna del Conte’s (A Gastronomy of Italy) ragù recipe my own. I tend to…

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Asian salad

We had a delicious pot roast chicken at the weekend when the boy came home unexpectedly and we needed to feed him up with something quick and delicious. Pot roasting is new to me and while it was not the crispiest skinned bird ever, it was probably the moistest one…

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Rock the Kasbah

Our half term break spent in Marrakech seems a lifetime away on this cold, wet November morning. The husband and I have been before, but it was the childrens’ first visit and we wondered how they would take to the madness of Marrakech. Thankfully the moment they arrived they loved…

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Better than a takeaway

My husband has berated me for my blogging content this week, as my recipes are neither seasonal nor local. However, in my defence, it is Friday night, and as a nation we Brits all love a takeaway on a Friday night. The food and drink I am writing about are…

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Barbecue Season

It’s a bank holiday, it’s warm outside, the garden looks lovely, the builders next door are temporarily quiet and the trampoline has arrived and been erected by my handy husband – it must be time for the first barbecue of the year. We are taking inspiration from the Deep South,…

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Cereal Killers

As a Nutritional Therapist, parents always want to know what I feed my children for breakfast. We all know that cereal isn’t the best choice, but we find ways to justify the ones we choose; it’s not got that much sugar, it’s wholegrain, it’s not as bad as some… I…

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Sugar Rush

There was an interesting article published in The Times this week (The fructose timebomb: it’s sweet drinks that are making our children fat | The Times).  Most of us know that fizzy drinks aren’t a healthy option. Coca Cola is my particular bugbear as it has no redeeming features –…

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Herbily Ever After

Supermarkets chillers are full of them, neatly stacked in their sanitized plastic containers.  But how often do you actually utilize the whole packet? Oh, you get the odd recipe that calls for a sprinkling of coriander here, or a snippet of chives there, but don’t you always find half-empty herb…

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Rhubarb Rhubarb

I always think the arrival of British forced rhubarb signifies that Spring is not far off. It’s cheering colour is such a contrast to other seasonal fare and looks so pretty that I can’t resist it. We have consequently been eating a lot of it in the Harris household over…

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