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Browsing Archive: enero, 2013

Beetroot tarte tatin

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el sábado, enero 26, 2013, In : Light lunches 
This recipe was again inspired by the Hugh Fearnely cook book all about vegetables. We tried it just because we had beetroot growing in the garden. We were impressed because it is lovely (if you like beetroot!). Just another way to use this vegetable other than pickled!

Rough puff pastry
2 table spoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons soft brown sugar
300 to 400g beetroot peeled and sliced if big (baby beets just scrub and halve)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat t...
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Orange, cinnamon, clove and star anise air freshner

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el miércoles, enero 23, 2013, In : Cleaning materials 
This is so easy to make and smells absolutely lovely. It even gets rid of the smell of wood smoke form the wood burners. It is relatively cheap too as long as you have the spices in the cupboard.

1 orange sliced
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
4 cloves
1 pint of water

Place all ingredients in a pan and boil. Turn down the heat once boiling to keep a steady simmer.
The smell filters through the house and smells fantastic.
When you have finished with it, jar it and store in the fridge, ...
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Roasted pumpkin soup

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el lunes, enero 21, 2013,
This recipe I made up one winters day when we had a load of pumpkin from the garden and needed to use it. Roasting it first enhances the flavour of the pumpkin.

1/2 a pumpkin
2 potatoes peeled
1/2 litre of veg stock
1 Garlic clove
Olive oil

Slice the pumpkin and place in a roasting pan. Sprinkle over the herbs.
Finely chop the garlic and sprinkle on the pumpkin.
Pour a little olive oil over the top and roast until tender and just starting to caramelise arou...
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Rabbit in red wine

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el domingo, enero 20, 2013, In : Main meals 
I am sure there are recipes out there for rabbit, but we really struggled to find one anywhere on the internet that didn´t have obscure ingredients that we had never heard of. Rabbit has gone out of fashion in England as a meat which is a shame as it´s so good for you. It´s low in fat and is as healthy an option as chicken if not better. We cooked this in the wood burner but it can be done in the oven or even on the hob, which ever is easiest. You could also add different vegetables if you...
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Beeswax furniture polish

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el jueves, enero 3, 2013, In : Cleaning materials 
This is just amazing. If you can get beeswax from somewhere you must have a go at this.

Grated beeswax - 2 table spoons
Olive oil - 8 table spoons

Get an old jar. Put the grated beeswax in.
Place the jar into a saucepan with hot water. (It´s like a double boiler...melting chocolate)
Melt the beeswax thoroughly
Add the olive oil and mix. (keep the jar in the water untill mixed together)
Take the jar out of the water and leave to set.

That is all there is to it. This is quite a soft consist...
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About us...

The reason that I have decided to add this page is because people that look at this website will see photos of all the delicious food we eat here. I cook a mixture of Spanish and English and the recipes on this page will hopefully reflect this. As I am allergic to cows milk everything dairy is made from goats or sheeps milk. I am also allergic to shop bought eggs but funnily enough I can eat the eggs our hens produce. (Must be the food we give them). Anyway all the recipes on here can be changed to accommodate most other allergies too, just change the ingredients to suit yourself. I hope that those of you who like cooking will try a few recipes and let us know how you got on by contacting us on
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