Spaghetti with fennel, anchovies, currants, pine nuts and capers

A delicious pasta dish ready in around 30 minutes. Salty, sweet and simple. Ingredients 1 fennel bulb 200g spaghetti 50 ml Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced 100g anchovies, roughly chopped ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 70g currants, soaked in boiling water for 5 mins and drained 2½ tbsp capers, rinsed 1 … More Spaghetti with fennel, anchovies, currants, pine nuts and capers

Sausages with mustardy lentils, roasted beetroot and feta

This is such a simple tasty recipe, the oven does most of the work. Perfect dinner for a busy person. Ingredients 500g bunch of fresh beetroot 2 small red onions, cut into wedges 1 tsp caraway seeds 6 sausages (I used Cumberland) 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 x 250g ready cooked puy lentils 100g feta … More Sausages with mustardy lentils, roasted beetroot and feta

Rough runner

This event was certainly out of my comfort zone! You know when at the beginning of the year people ask you to do things and you agree without even thinking?! That was me when Sarah and Nat from Sarah Jones PT, asked me if I fancied doing Rough Runner.

Spiced lamb pie

Lamb is one of my favourite meats. I had a few apricots in the cupboard which I threw in. A twist on a tagine, I loved the crispy filo topping and the burst of the pomegranate seeds. Ingredients 800g lamb shoulder, fat removed, diced 3 tbsp plain flour 1 large onion finely chopped 2 garlic … More Spiced lamb pie

A tick of the fabulist – do a skydive/parachute jump

As part of my 40 at 40 list I did an indoor skydive, it was great fun. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2012/08/27/completing-no-2-on-my-40-at-40-list/When I was completing my 40 list, there were lots of other experiences I wanted to do. So my fabulist was created. No time frame just things I wanted to do before I died. After doing an indoor … More A tick of the fabulist – do a skydive/parachute jump

Chicken cacciatore with cannellini beans and rosemary

This is so incredibly tasty and super easy to make. Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary needles 2 tbsp tomato purée 125ml red wine 1 x 500g carton passata 1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 4 skinless chicken breasts (about … More Chicken cacciatore with cannellini beans and rosemary