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Mafalda Corta pasta with parsley pesto and pepper sauce

I’m a big fan of Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the difference’ range of dried pasta and I’ve tried most of the range now. The Italians use specific pasta shapes to work with particular types of sauces and the Mafalda Corta I used … Continue reading

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Baby tomato and roasted pepper salad with sherry vinegar dressing

The secret to this beautiful and vibrant looking salad is the colourful mix of red and yellow peppers and baby tomatoes; the sherry vinegar dressing brings out their natural sweetness. You will need… 2 x 250g packs of mixed yellow … Continue reading

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Tomato salad with sherry vinegar dressing

You can make this salad at any time of the year, although I usually make a big bowl of this for my BBQ parties in the summer and for the Pigeon Cottage Xmas party. It’s very easy to make, looks … Continue reading

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Red rice with feta

This has to be one of my all time favourite rice dishes. It was published in 1993 by Delia Smith in her ‘Summer Collection’ cookery book and has totally stood the test of time. I have changed it slightly over … Continue reading

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Yummy hummus!

Like most people, for midweek convenience, I buy hummus from the supermarket. ┬áStill, it’s so easy and inexpensive to make a large quantity of it, and it tastes sooooo much nicer, I often make a big batch of it at … Continue reading

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