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Bits Bobs & Basics

Perfect Pancakes

To make a super-speedy batter, blitz all the ingredients (except the oil) in a liquidizer/blender until smooth. However, this won’t work in a processor....

Serves: Makes 12 - 14

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Pork Scratchings

Pork Scratchings, or Crackling, needs no introduction, just a more-ish warning, and the suggestion to cook far more than you need!  An added bonus is that pork skin is usually FREE from butchers!...

Serves: Lots!

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Scrambled Eggs with a Twist!

Loosely based on spicy Sri Lankan omelettes and Indian eggs, these are scrambled eggs with knobs on! More-ish, with a little bit of heat and oodles of flavour, and just the job for breakfast, brunch ...

Serves: 2

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Spicy Kale Crisps

Utterly delicious, thin and light as air, and very more-ish, this can hardly be described as a recipe!The two important things to heed are, firstly to use very, very little oil - hardly any in fact, a...

Serves: Lots!

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Salted Lemon Almonds

I acquired this Greek recipe from a lovely, large, elderly lady, dressed from head to toe in black.  She was cooking at her small family restaurant high up in the hills, which I visited when holi...

Serves: Lots!

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

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Potted Ham

One of my favourite ways of using up left-over ham, or the end-y bits of a large ham. Potted Ham should be highly seasoned - otherwise there is no point to it, so keep tasting and adjusting the spices...

Serves: Quite a few!

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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Oven-dried tomatoes have a deep, intense, concentrated, savoury flavour.  They are delicious added to soups, stews, sauces, salads, starters and pasta.How much or how little you dry them, depends...

Serves: Lots!

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Roast Red Pepper & Feta Cheese Dip

Tasty, tangy, a pretty colour and absolutely delicious!  Use the best quality Feta cheese that you can find.  Greek Feta has been awarded DPO which means cheese not carrying this logo is not...

Serves: 6 -8

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The Get-Ahead Cook Book

Signed (and inscribed, if you would like) copies of my latest book The Get-Ahead Cook - Easy Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking are available HERE! There are over 100 fabulous easy recipes which, as the title suggests, can be prepared stage-by-stage in advance, and are illustrat...

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