Spaghetti Carbonara

Stephen -

Mmmm bacon. I arrived home this evening to the delicious smell of bacon frying; Kerri was making spaghetti carbonara, which was most welcome. It was similar to this recipe, but we took a slightly different path by adding some left over marscapone instead of cream. The result was delicious and the photograph much more appetising!

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Lentil Lasagne

Stephen -

Although we cook this style of lentils a lot, we usually eat it with crusty bread or spaghetti rather than making it into lasagne. The original recipe was actually for lasagne though so I’m not quite sure why it’s taken us so long to get round to it.¬† Still, I’m glad we got there eventually […]

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Courgette Spaghetti with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Kerri -

A slightly unusual Sunday lunch for us, we tend to stick with the traditional roast in the Winter months and barbecues in the warmer Spring and Summer. We do have a barbecue planned for later today but Stephen had a pasta craving so, pasta with the last of Dan’s courgettes it was. While the pasta […]

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Barbecue Pizza Second Attempt

Stephen -

After last week’s barbecue pizza attempt which was really tastybut not perfect, we decided to try again to see if we could perfect it. We wanted the fire hotter this time, to try to get it to cook more quickly and blister the edges of the base a bit. The fire was hotter, but still […]

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Roast Lamb with Orzo and Asparagus Salad

Kerri -

We were planning lamb chops this evening but when I got to the shop, the half legs of lamb were much cheaper so I snapped one of those up instead. Roasted in the oven with some garlic and thyme tucked into the flesh, sadly a little over-cooked though. The orzo was dressed with olive oil, […]

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Lumaconi Bolognaise

Kerri -

We’re going back to basics this week. After the excitement of Eating Eurovision last week and the WOM challenge yesterday, our creative juices have stopped flowing and we’re both in need of something familiar that requires little thought. This is one of the first things I learnt to cook and have been making it fairly […]

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WOM Challenge – Two Courses for Five Pounds – Courgette Soup and Crab Spaghetti

Stephen -

There has been a lot of discussion over at the Guardian Word of Mouth (aka WOM) blog because some people wrote pretty scathing responses to the “Dinner for under a fiver” feature that they ran in their G2 supplement. A lot of the criticism was based around two points: 1) the recipes were boring and […]

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Squid Ink Pasta with Mussels

Stephen -

A few days ago, my sister kindly gave us some squid ink pasta. We thought that this definitely needed to be paired with something else related to the sea. Initially we planned to have it with actual squid, but were defeated at the last hurdle in our search and ended up with mussels instead. We […]

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