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Mincemeat & Carrot Cake

mincemeat and carrot cake

I suspect that most of you reading this have a jar of mincemeat languishing in the back of your fridge, not quite enough for a batch of mince pies (which, let’s face it, you’re probably sick of by now) but definitely not something you want to just throw away. Let’s embrace leftovers with a cake!

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Amaretto Hot Toddy

amaretto hot toddyI’m struggling with the weather at the moment, it’s very cold. We’re counting down the days until we can move into our new (warmer) house and out of this very charming but freezing 17th century cottage that we’ve shivered in for the last 4 winters. It’s been lovely, don’t get me wrong, but I’m looking forward to insulation and working radiators. Until then, this hot toddy is helping me get through the January weather. (more…)

Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

Chana masala, chickpea curry, is probably the best place to start if you’ve never cooked Gujarati, or even Indian food before. It’s simple to make yet so authentic, and doesn’t require lots of obscure ingredients.

For me it’s a staple, something I ate at least once a week growing up and something we eat nearly as often now. Sometimes potatoes are added but more often than not it is simply chana and rotli (chapati) sometimes with some mango pickle or yogurt.

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