Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beans with a Sauce

MAIN COURSE I have included a wide range of Sauces in this blog, which if poured over cooked beans or a bowl of three varieties of beans will make a tasty main course. If kept in the refrigerator for several … Continue reading

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Lime and Basil Vinaigrette

DRESSING Ingredients 4 ozs 125 gms olive oil 4 ozs 125 gms lime juice 1 small fresh chilli, finely chopped 1 Tblsp fresh basil, chopped 1/2 tsp caster sugar Method Place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid … Continue reading

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Pickled Pears

PICKLES Ingredients 1.8 Kg 4 Lbs Conference pears 600 mls 1 pt malt vinegar 900 gms 2 Lbs granulated sugar 2 tsp whole cloves 2 tsp allspice berries 2.5 cm 1 inch root ginger, peeled and sliced 1 stick of … Continue reading

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Aubergine Fried

VEGETABLE Ingredients 4 medium aubergines salt and black pepper 2 Tblsp olive oil Method Cut the aubergines in half lengthways, make several 1/2 inch 1 cm slashes in the sides. Sprinkle all over with salt and leave for 30 minutes. … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad

SALAD Ingredients 1 cucumber 1 Tblsp olive oil 2 Tblsp vinegar 1 small sweet onion or spring onions, finely chopped salt and pepper 1/4 tsp dried dill Method Halve the cucumber lengthways, and peel from the centre to the tip. … Continue reading

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Tahini and Soya Sauce Spread

HORS-D-OEUVRE Ingredients 1 Tblsp tahini 2 Tblsp water 1 Tblsp soya sauce chopped chives and small slices of tomato Method Mix liquid ingredients together adding water slowly until a thick paste is obtained. Serve on water biscuits and garnish with … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Bars

CAKES A recipe from Mary in Ireland. Ingredients 4 0zs 125 gms Granose, vegan margarine 4 0zs 125 gms self raising flour 3 ozs 75 gms oats 2 tsp cocoa pinch of salt Topping 4 ozs 125 gms icing sugar … Continue reading

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Rice, Japanese Style

VEGETABLES My son, Rowan, brought this recipe home in 1990 after he had been given home hospitality while on a scout visit to Japan. Thank you, Emiko. The family have become good friends. Ingredients 1 lb 450 gms Kokuko Rose … Continue reading

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Lemon Cream

SWEET Ingredients 1 lemon 2 Tblsp semolina 1 pt 600mls water 3 Tblsp sugar Method Put the grated rind of the lemon and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Sprinkle on the semolina and simmer for 10 … Continue reading

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