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Food and wine matching for Spring

Apr 2, 2014   //   by susie   //   Blog, Demonstrations, Recipes, Susie's Kitchen, Wine  //  Comments Off

Food and wine matching for Spring

I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow night’s food and wine matching evening that I’m hosting in conjunction with Winchester wine merchant, Wine Utopia. The following recipes are the full-dish versions of the canapes I’ll be serving on the night.


Rabbit and chorizo paella – Hampshire Life April edition

Mar 31, 2014   //   by susie   //   Blog, Recipes, Susie's Kitchen  //  Comments Off

Rabbit and chorizo paella

The April edition of Hampshire Life magazine is in the shops now and my recipe this month is Rabbit & Chorizo Paella – just the job for Easter Sunday lunch with a difference.


Mothers’ Day recipe for Sunday

Mar 27, 2014   //   by susie   //   Blog, Recipes, Wine  //  Comments Off

Hampshire eggs royale

Unfortunately my Mum will be several hundred miles away this weekend as my folks live in France; but if she was here this Sunday, I would be cooking Hampshire Eggs Royale with local smoked trout and watercress.


Chewy cherry and almond flapjacks

Mar 26, 2014   //   by susie   //   Blog, Recipes, Susie's Kitchen  //  Comments Off

Cherry and almond flapjack

It’s no secret that cherry and almond are two of my favourite flavours. Combine them with the chewy texture of proper homemade flapjack and you have just about the best thing to accompany a big pot of tea, in my opinion. Warning: This recipe is unashamedly, tooth-achingly sweet.


A taste of Indonesia

Mar 3, 2014   //   by susie   //   Blog  //  Comments Off

I’ve been lucky enough to see an advance copy of a new recipe book by Indonesian cook, Yayu Slocock. All the classic recipes are there from satay and nasi goring to beef rending; all illustrated with vibrant photographs of the food.


2013 – the year of the wedding

Nov 1, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Recipes, Susie's Kitchen  //  Comments Off

At my age weddings are a bit like buses – none for years, then suddenly three of your closest friends get married within 4 months of each other. It’s been a really lovely summer of tipsy hen dos, tireless dress shopping, weepy ceremonies and suitably celebratory receptions and I’ve had the honour of getting involved in the making of cakes and favours.


More late summer fast diet recipes

Sep 16, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes, Recipes  //  Comments Off

The end of the summer seems to have whizzed by – apologies for the lack of recipe posts! We’re still fasting and the recipes had been jotted down and photos taken, but they didn’t quite reach the laptop. If you fancy a few new recipes to try out before autumn descends, read on!


New Forest Show 2013

Jul 29, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Demonstrations, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

I had a great time at the New Forest Show yesterday – brilliant to catch up with the stallholders and the lovely backstage team. Here are the recipes!


Fast Diet recipes – day 14

Jul 18, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories)

Lunch: Asian omelette rolls (193 calories)

Dinner: Konnyaku ‘spaghetti’ with chorizo sauce (151 calories)

= 540 calories

Due to some bad diary scheduling, this is our third fast day in a row, but it’s not quite as bad as expected (I think yesterday’s fake pho made it feel like we were taking a break!). On the plus side, we have at least 5 feast days to look forward to now…


Fast Diet recipes – Day 13

Jul 16, 2013   //   by susie   //   Blog, Fast Diet Recipes  //  Comments Off

Breakfast: Gooseberry breakfast pots (196 calories)

Lunch: Butterbean, tomato and caper salad (140 calories)

Dinner: Konnyaku noodle pho (198 calories)

= 534 calories

I have just been introduced to ‘miracle noodles’: fasting suddenly seems a whole lot easier!



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