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MTT: Loaded Potato Skins

October 8, 2012
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ย  As much as I really don’t approve of using food as an emotional crutch there is nothing that will give you a hug from the inside quite like a jacket potato, preferably with cheese and baked beans. I went through a whole winter of being unhappy about my career on the strength of the jacket potato van at the front of the office; I put on a couple of pounds (double cheese, double butter, oh yeah) but I had…

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MTT: Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

August 5, 2012
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A couple of weeks ago I had one of those days. I took a trip to Nottingham, my first solo trip with two babies, for an appointment Elfie had with her specialists in the Genetics department at The Queens Medical Centre. The appointment was at 11am so I left our house in plenty of time at 8.30 but managed to be ten minutes late thanks to a detour back home to pick up my forgotten phone. It turned out that…

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MTT: The BEST Sticky Ribs Recipe

June 29, 2012
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When I was pregnant with Hux I tried not to subscribe to the whole ‘eating for two’ thing. One, because it’s not true, and two, because when I was pregnant with Elfie I ate two Pret pastries a day and it took me a year to lose three stone of pastry weight. Breastfeeding, however, is a whole other matter. Someone told me you burn an additional 500 calories a day when breastfeeding and my appetite will tell you that’s not…

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MTT: Pulled Pork

January 9, 2012
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Everyone goes mental for pulled pork, don’t they? Even my mum, with whom I had a 10 minute conversation about it ending with her asking why I named a dish after my dad (Paul…. she thought I was cooking Paul’s pork) loves it, despite not knowing what on earth it is. It’s one of those dishes that pops up on the Internet and always looks so mouthwateringly desirable that you need to have it in your mouth now, if not…

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MTT: Kale and Bacon Hash

November 29, 2011
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Warning: this recipe will change your life. Ok, it probably won’t, but it might make dinner time more fun a couple of times a month. A version of this appeared in Olive magazine about four years ago and I have never looked back; it’s one of Will’s favourite winter suppers and I love it because it means we get to eat a meal covered in ketchup. Plus, a fried egg for dinner? YES PLEASE. The Kale season runs from September…

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MTT: Sausage Rolls with Apple

November 17, 2011
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When I found myself with 250g of leftover pork mince and a pack of puff pastry in my fridge, I was not lost for ideas on what to cook. Gregg’s sausage rolls were a staple morning snack when I lived up north in Nottingham and I was also fairly partial to a sausage,ย bean and cheese melt until I noticed their effect on my thighs. Even now I don’t think there is much better than a crumbly, flaky savoury pastry. Preferably…

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MTT: Super Easy Pea, Mint and Pancetta Soup

August 13, 2011
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Perfect Pea Soup I used to be lazy, in the days when I had more time than I knew what to do with it. My default modes were sleeping, eating or working. There wasn’t much in between. More recently I’m more tired or busy than lazy and would rather spend my free time moo-ing like a cow for Elfie (although I’m not into cows exclusively, I’m open to baa-ing and neigh-ing too) over cooking for a dinner party. But I…

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MTT: Boston Baked Beans

July 19, 2011
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Does Barbecued food contain Umami? I’m not sure, but these barbecue-ish Boston Baked Beans do have a taste that makes me want to simultaneously smack my lips, say “yummmmm”, smile, and rub my belly in a very contented manner. They really are that delicious and moreish. I’d like to point out that: 1. They’re cooked with Pork Belly 2. They contain brown sugar AND treacle 3. They are cooked for 4 lovely hours 3. LOOK AT THAT PHOTO Need I…

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Perfect Pork Belly

March 4, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk I don’t know if I’ve mentioned here how much I like being at home. I think if we were in the USA, you’d say I like homemaking, but I’m not quite sure if there’s an equivalent word for it in the UK. I like cooking, cleaning, making my house a lovely place to be, looking after my husband… not very modern career woman of me I know, but I just adore…

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