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Beef and Stilton Burgers

Kerri -

Knowing I would be away for most of the weekend, I planned ahead and organised tonight’s dinner well in advance. I made the mistake of checking (and believing) the weather forecast in advance though and when I saw sun, I planned for a barbecue. By the time I got home this evening, it wasn’t particularly […]

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Mexican Barbecued Ribs

Kerri -

I bought these pork ribs earlier in the week with a vague idea of what I was going to do with them but, having seen the weather report, Stephen suggested keeping them until tonight and barbecuing them. We don’t eat ribs often so I wasn’t really sure what to do with them, a quick flick […]

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Barbecued Octopus, also Halloumi and Lamb Chops

Stephen -

Last week we received a copy of Jamie Oliver’s new book “Jamie Does…” in the post and started having a browse through it. He covers a number of different countries in it, all of which are within easy short-haul flying distance from the UK – a mixture of the usual culinary suspects and a couple […]

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Bonfire Food

Kerri -

This title was suggested by my brother and it’s very apt, not just because we cooked the brownies and cheesecake to take to a bonfire party. Our oven is broken and we’re waiting for a new one to be fitted. Having suggested we take dessert along to the afore-mentioned bonfire party on Saturday night, Stephen […]

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Squid, Salsa Verde Mackerel and Boulangere Potatoes

Kerri -

After a few days of decent but relatively dull food, we decided that we should celebrate the start of the weekend with something more interesting. Autumn looks like it’s on the way so we thought we would use the barbecue while we still could. Stephen picked up some squid on the way home that we […]

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Barbecued Steaks

Kerri -

Having booked the house we were to stay in some months ago, we were disappointed to find that there was no barbecue available on-site and made arrangements for two groups to bring theirs from London. Having squashed them into the cars for the six hour journey, we were determined to use them despite the fact […]

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Lamb Kofte and Fattoush

Kerri -

I’ve been reading a lot about sumac recently and having managed to track some down, decided to use it in lamb kofte with fattoush. The kofte recipe is Jamie’s and uses almost a whole jar of sumac which neither of us really felt it needed, I think I’d probably halve that next time. The fattoush […]

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Barbecued Sardines

Stephen -

For a while now we have been keeping an eye out for fresh sardines, so it was some coincidence that on the day that we decided that we were going to barbecue fish, we came across some Cornish sardines in Waitrose. We gutted them, then marinated them in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt […]

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Weekend Barbecue Number Two

Kerri -

After yesterday’s barbecue with friends, we spent today barbecuing at home with Stephen’s family. We knew we would be eating early so we opted for a leg of lamb which could be marinated in advance and cooked quickly. It’s also the perfect size for five and, if you’re lucky, will provide you with leftovers. We […]

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Weekend Barbecue Number One

Kerri -

We spent Saturday enjoying the sunshine at a friend’s annual barbecue.  Amongst other things (that sadly didn’t photograph well), we ate squid that had been marinated in chilli and a Japanese spice I can’t remember the name of and mackerel that had spent the morning sucking up some red curry paste. We took along a […]

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