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Boy with a German-style apple pie.

Another cook in the family

With the help of his German teacher, the Big Lad made a gedeckter apfelkuchen at school. Yes, that’s an apple pie to those of us who don’t speak German. Last week they made Marzipan Schokoladenkeks (marzipan chocolate biscuits), and before that pankuchen (pancakes) and bretzels (big pretzels). It’s my sort of academic study.  

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Lamb and vegetable pie with mash and mushy peas

Lamb and vegetable pie

This evening’s dinner: home-made lamb and vegetable pies with mashed potatoes and mushy peas. Delicious.

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The Big Lad with one of his pizzas.

A lesson in making pizzas

The Big Lad brought a pizza home from school last Monday. He’d made it in Home Economics, but wasn’t happy with it as the students weren’t allowed to make “proper pizza” due to time, budget and health and safety constraints. The school pizza wasn’t made with leavened dough, the dough wasn’t worked long enough, the […]

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A cockerel demands to know what "those creatures" are on the other side of the fence.

What to eat?

I’m on my own for a week as the Other Half and the boys are off on holiday. They get sun, sand and grandparents, I get a double-dose of chores as I try to get a large section of the house redecorated while also managing the livestock. With everyone gone, I can indulge my whims […]

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Suggestions sought for ebook title

Having had a number of requests for my recipes to be more accessible and/or gathered in one place, I’ve started  indexing them and begun compiling them as an ebook. A book needs a title, so I’m looking for suggestions in the format of:

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