Category Archives: Recipes

These are recipes that are firm family favourites at Pigeon Cottage HQ plus a few new experiments we’d like to share.

Chocolate crème brûlée surprise

You’ll probably need cheering up this morning after the election results and, if you want to make a dinner party-worthy dessert that will make you friends for life, look no further than this chocolate crème brûlée surprise. It’s ridiculously simple … Continue reading

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Chickpea and bulgar wheat salad with fresh herb dressing

The nutty flavours of bulgur wheat and chickpeas go beautifully with the fresh olive oil and lemon dressing and the tang of the fresh herbs in this delicious Middle Eastern salad. It’s great with roasted and BBQ meats, or as … Continue reading

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Cumin spiced lentils with pasta and caramelised onions

Savoury side dishes that mix spiced grains, lentils and pasta are very common in Middle Eastern cookery and this is one of my favourites. It’s wonderful as part of a mezze-style lunch or supper with roast lamb or chicken. Tasty, quick, … Continue reading

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8 pieces of kitchen equipment I can’t do without!

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen but, like most people, I don’t have an endless amount of storage and I don’t like keeping gadgets just for the sake of it. So, what am I willing to give houseroom … Continue reading

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Roast hake with chermoula on a bed of new potatoes and tomatoes

We’re lucky that the excellent Mummery Brothers sell all kinds of delicious fresh seafood on the market in Bury St Edmunds. You can make this dish with any meaty white fish such as cod and haddock but this delicious hake caught our eye … Continue reading

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