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Spring Lunches

Grilled Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Bank Holiday Weekend is a mere day away! and it’s only bloody picnic weather!
This is perfect for a little Alfresco Petit Déjeuner.

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I N G R E D I E N T S

1 x Ciabbatta
1 x wheel of your favourite chees
1 x Jar of my red onion & chilli chutney
3 of your loveliest pals

Super Super Simple
& it looks pretty

1st of all you need to make the red onion chutney
I always have a little jar of this stashed away – because it is my favourite thing ever!
I have it in sandwiches, or with cheese boards. I chuck some in with gravy and have it with sausages and mash too – super versatile, and really effortless to make too!

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(Recap on how here)

1-2 Red Onions
Spoonful of Sugar
Dash of Balsamic
Dash of Red Wine
Salt
Pepper
Red Chilli (Optional)

Let this cool and then keep in a jar, I’m not sure how long this will last you for, because mine never sticks around that long! but I’m guessing a good month or so!

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Then pick up some of your favourite cheese from the market,

Grill your Ciabatta bread for a minute, and then top with the chutney and goats cheese
put under the grill until everything gets a little bit gooey.

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Serve with Pear & Walnut Salad

&Thats it! Promise!
Really quick and satisfyingly decadent lunch!

Enjoy the long weekend

stmr

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Night in, Goulash!

 COLD DAY DINNER DATE

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Berlin was a trip full of amazing food, but my favourite meal was at the fantasticly rustic
Max & Moritz in the Student District.
(sort of wedged between some trendy bars and Turkish kebab shops was this beautiful little restaurant)

Dinner there was incredible, I had some life changing Goulash and Crispy dumplings
(I never thought I’d call Goulash “life changing”)

 and with an awesome 3 piece folk band rocking up half way through it was a night to remember!
Or not, after consuming 3 bottles of red wine….

So here is my take on the rich comfort food of Central Europe, eaten and enjoyed with a glass of red wine for a lazy late afternoon feast!

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I N G R E D I E N T S

Diced Beef
Red Onion
Garlic
Chorizo
Beef Stock
Tinned Tomatoes
Paprika
Salt & Pepper

Selection of Veggies:
Celery
Carrots
Courgettes
Cherry Tomatoes
(but basically anything else in your fridge)

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Dice all the ingredients up and chuck them in a crock pot with a little oil
brown the meat slightly, and add in the salt, pepper, paprika and let it cook together for a few minutes.

then its a simple as chucking in the tomatoes and your stock,
putting the lid on, and transfer to the oven on a medium heat for an hour or two.

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(the longer you leave it the more tender the meat will be and the more delicious your goulash)

To go with the Goulash, it is traditionally noodle dumplings,
but in my version – amazing smashed & roasted baby potatoes in a crispy garlic coating

Simple
Bring Baby potatoes to the boil with a little salt
and when they are semi-soft drain and squash them!

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sprinkle them in oil, a little flour and garlic salt
& roast until crispy!

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Leave the lid of the goulash for the last 10 minutes to give it a nice colour on the top and serve with glass Red wine.

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ENJOY

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A FRESH START

I’m back!

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After 4 long months of complete blogging darkness I am finally back
&I think I have some explaining to do!

First of all an apology to you my lovely readers!
&Then a big Thank You!
I have had lots of lovely new subscribers over the last few quiet months
so that’s bloody lovely – nice to meet you all!

but between getting a new job in London, & travelling around Europe for a bit

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and moving in a new home

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I have been a crazy busy lady
& something had to give,

…so sadly Sausage Tarts &Marmalade Rolls has been in hibernation!

But I’m back now, and I hope all is forgiven!
I have been cooking more than ever
and looking forward to sharing some new recipes with you,
as well as a new home, and new projects!

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Decadent Monday Night in.

Super Simple treat

This miserable weather is such a fantastic excuse for hot chocolate and movie night!

CINNAMON & BOURNVILLE HOT CHOCOLATE

COMPLETE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE PRETZELS.

INGREDIENTS.

Salted Pretzels

Melted Dark Chocolate!

THATS ALL.

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put in the fridge for 5 minutes!

AND LICK THE BOWL.

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FOR THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD

1 Large Cardburys Bournville Dark Chocolate
(or whatever you like really)

1 Litre of Milk (Semi Skinned)

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 teaspoon of Vanilla

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Simmer the milk and Cinnamon for around 5-10 minutes, and then add in the dark chocolate:

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Separately,
Mix a little sugar & ground cinnamon together

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pour the hot chocolate into suitable china wear and take the chocolate covered pretzels
out of the fridge.

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Add Whipped Cream & Sprinkle on the Sugar Cinnamon Mix
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REALLY REALLY BAD FOR YOU

SO ENJOY

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Caramelised Cherry Tomato, Brie & Parma Ham

The weather has officially turned to Autumn!

YAY,
I’ve been wearing my favorite jumpers and boots,
and I’m counting down the days until that amazing spiced pumpkin coffee is back in Starbucks.

…the carb cravings have kick in massively!

SO here is something new from

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to warm you up on a lovely sunny, cold September lunch time!

H O W  T O

For the Sticky Sweet Caramelised Red Onion & Cherry Tomatoes with a hint of Chilli

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REALLY SIMPLY,
just reduce all of those ingredients with a sprinkle of
sugar
salt & pepper
a little balsamic

MY OREGANO PATRY

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For this tart I used Delia’s really simple short crust recipe,
which is so simple with 110g of Plain Flour & 50g of Butter & a dash of cold water.
BUT Boring Pastry NO MORE, I added a s**t load of cracked black pepper to the mix with some dried Oregano.

My favorite Tart base yet!

Then filled this lovely base with the Cherry Tomato & Onion Mixture first, then some Gooey beautiful Brie

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Then Some Parma Ham, which is quite salty – so don’t add to much salt anywhere else!

Pour over a Mixture of 1 Egg & Milk

& chuck in the oven for 15minutes
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PERFECT

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These were really enjoyed after a day out in the cold, with a glass of Red!

WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH?

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Peanut Butter &Nutella

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Can you believe it. 27 posts!?

After a long day of Mini DIY Projects

KITCHEN BLACKBOARDS

SEE:

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& Collecting amazing Gumtree finds:

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it was definitely time for some indulgence!

So for you this week, I am sharing this Recipe:

Mainly because of this:
Has anybody see the amazing Range Cookers Give Away:
This is my entry!
Not really a cupcake but blooming DELICIOUS!!

Two of the most decadent, delicious, more-ish, lip-smacking, pound piling ingredients coming together
to create something so good.

so mother-flipping good.

This recipe has taken some inspiration from my 2 favourite things.
TARTS & REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS.

I’m the type of gal who has 3 different types of frozen homemade pastry in the freezer, ready to go for Tart Experimentation. (you can make easily or you can buy it)

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There was some left over sweet pastry, to which I swirled in some Nutella
– because what was about to go in just wasn’t going to be naughty enough.
It created a really lovely marble effect and my pastry actually turned out really buscuit-y

I just blind baked for 10 minutes

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&Stuffed this little minx with a dollop of crunchy peanut butter.

Then toasted some hazelnuts, melted in some Nutella on a very low heat and a tiny dash of cream – which was I think UNnecessary because Nutella is already a good thick consistency.

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Then poured this mixture over the peanut butter layer

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and left them in the fridge for an hour to set.

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Then I topped them with a poor-man’s Reese’s Peanut product…
A few slices of a beautiful Starbar

SO
What do you think of that then?

IN FOR THE WIN!?

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CAMPER JAM

Foodie Pen Pal

I was absolutely so relieved to get this beautiful box of presents in the post!

Anna, who makes beautiful homemade Jam, is starting up her own business,
raising her lovely little family and does all this with MS..
What an inspiration!

She has sent me such a wonderful selection of what she does in spectacular fashion.
As well as sending me some smoked cashews, which wow – are blow-your-mind good
and a whole smoke garlic bulb

B E A U T I F U L

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they just get better and better!

I will be getting to work over the weekend making a mixture of
TREATS & TARTS
with this beautiful selection of jams

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I’ll be making lemon tarts with Anna’s homemade Lemon Curd

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The Rose Petal Jam is going to go perfectly with my scones, tea & clotted cream afternoon

& The Rhubard & Ginger Jam is going straight into my miniature Victoria Sponges for a bit of a twist!

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SO A BIG THANK YOU TO ANNA’S HOMEMADE CAMPER JAMS
MY LOVELY PRESENTS.

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