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Diary of a novice breadmaker

14th November 2014 Many years ago I made my own bread. It was OK although it tended to be a bit heavy and it’s fair to say that I never really mastered the process. Then kids came along and between them and work and all manner of other things I had no time and bread […]

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We grow our own courgettes and every summer we have too many of them. So, I’m always on the lookout  for recipes that I can adapt to use up some of our surplus.  I saw this recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi for orzo with aubergines and mozzarella and wondered if I could do something with it. […]

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Coping with courgettes

I originally wrote this post in 2013 but it’s a perennial problem when you grow courgettes, especially in Scotland. You have to plant more than you might need because cold weather means a poor crop. But when the weather is good, they just keep coming. I usually grow the yellow ones – they look but […]

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