pork sausage plait

On the kitchen countertop, I have a cubby hole (of sorts) where I stash recipe clippings or where scraps of paper with my scribbled recipes rest.  Every once and a while I do a clearout.  The other day I was tidying the countertop space when I saw my scribbled note on pork sausage plait. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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The other day I ‘attempted’ to make fresh pasta and absolutely failed!  The more I tried to rectify the situation, the worse it got.  It’s in these situations I’ve learned to walk away and try again at a later date when my mind is free from the noise.  I’ve been making my own pasta for…

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 Looking for a Sunday-style roast but without the fuss?  As much as I adore a Sunday roast, it’s an all day thing or close to it.  Sure, you can leave the roast in the oven and putter around the house or go out for a quick lunch, but realistically, you need to be nearby to…

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There are oodles of recipes for stuffed mushrooms but most require too much cooking for my liking.  I want a simple yet mouth-watering appetizer to whip up while I chat to my friends.  Sausage and mushrooms are perfect companions and pair them with garlic and fennel…it becomes a snack your guests will find hard to…

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For the love of kale!  I can’t seem to get enough of this green veggie.  This queen of greens is super nutrient rich with an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K.  Keep in mind, though, that flash cooking helps kale to preserve its nutrients.  Spaghetti squash has been around for years. I’ve used…

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fennel risotto with lamb

Fennel is one of those vegetables you can use alone or as a spice, garnish or herb.  Its subtle anise flavor pairs well with apple and cheese; shellfish (lobster or crab); asparagus and garlic; orange and mint; potatoes and onions and so forth.  It’s deliciously light served as a salad, in a pasta, or in…

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