All Posts by Colette Broomhead

Seasonal Food for October

Well, here we are again.  The start of another month.  As the days grow shorter, so does the time we have left until Christmas.  In fact we have just 12 weeks until another year’s turkey and stockings are stuffed. If the sheer mention of the ‘c’ word fills you with a sense of dread then […]

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7 Day Meal Plan for Busy People

Too busy to plan your meals? Looking for recipe inspiration? In desperate need of food that’s easy and quick to make but still tasty and satisfying? Hurrah – this meal plan is for you! Planning your week’s meals can be rather fun. Browsing recipes books, looking online and daydreaming about the lovely things you could […]

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Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

Filling your entire home with the smell of apples and spice, every mouthful packs an autumnal punch. Enjoy the sheer alchemy as the apples, cider, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar are transformed into a mass of molten, burnished heaven… How many crumbles does it take to empty an apple tree? If you’re lucky enough to have […]

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The Apples of My Eye

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther Today’s post is a little different – partly because I’ve been a touch under the weather and so haven’t made it to the kitchen much over […]

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Recipe: Creamy Coconut Butternut Squash Curry

A creamy coconut curry sauce fighting for saucepan space with chunks of butternut squash and fresh, seasonal veg… Comfort food conundrum When life gets tough, it’s all too tempting to turn to comfort food to see you through.  The problem is, comfort food doesn’t tend to be particularly healthy food, so although it feels pretty […]

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Recipe: Apple & Blackberry Cheesecake

A crumbly biscuit base, cushions of soft cinnamon cream topped with a gleaming crown of autumn fruits… I am SO happy about this recipe.  It’s perfect if you love the autumnal combo of apple and blackberry but you’re looking for a change from the usual crumbles and pies. Cheesecake Nostalgia  Cheesecake is one of those desserts that’s an ultimate […]

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Sun Dried Tomato & Black Olive Crusted Lamb Chops

A golden breadcrumb coating, flecked with black olive and sun dried tomato, crunching through to lamb, cooked to just pink perfection… Lamb; at its most flavourful after feasting on the lush grass of summer. Just pink, like rosy cheeks, coming back from the park on cool Saturday mornings as August fades to Autumn. Sun Dried Tomato; Summer’s […]

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Gluten Free Recipe: Pear & Almond Cake

Subtle, sweet pear and unctuous almond make this gluten free cake moist, luxurious and incredibly more-ish (Don’t say you weren’t warned…) It’s a funny thing, having a food blog.  People assume that you’re suddenly an expert in all things cooking and baking.   Pssst! I’ve got a little secret for you… I’m really not! Don’t […]

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In Season in September

It only seems like yesterday that I was writing this post for August and looking forward to the joys of figs and crayfish.  However, here we are at the start of September and perhaps more significantly, the arrival of Autumn. The bold colours of summer are subtly changing to burnished reds and golds. The wild flowers that carpeted […]

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