Lentil ragu with spaghetti

Lentil ragu with spaghetti

Lentil ragu with spaghetti Lentil ragu with spaghetti Made something really good this evening inspired by a recipe from this book. I’ve tweaked it a bit, as you do, so this is my version of it. First printed in 1994 and still in print and extremely cheap from Amazon....
Bacony tomatoey pasta

Bacony tomatoey pasta

Bacony tomatoey pasta This recipe was suggested by Ailsa Jones on the Facebook group. Look in the comments if you’d like to see the original recipe. I forgot the garlic and the smoked paprika mind, and they would both be lovely additions.   Bacony tomatoey pasta...
Spaghetti Carbonara – 41p a portion

Spaghetti Carbonara – 41p a portion

Spaghetti Carbonara – 41p a portion This post was last revisited, repriced and updated in April 2018 Inspired by the Great British Budget Menu, I thought I would have a look at the Carbonara sauce recipe I use and see how much it costs. One of my favourite...
Picnics in the cold, and a tin of tuna

Picnics in the cold, and a tin of tuna

Picnics in the cold, and a tin of tuna Went to Glyndebourne yesterday, with the friend I go to see the live transmissions with. No, not the posh, picnic in the garden type. Very expensive! We went to see the youth group do a modern opera called Nothing. It was...

Fish, waste and poverty

Fish, waste and poverty Had the U3A budget cookery group round this afternoon. We did some mackerel things. I showed how you can make 8 portions of lunches and dinners from a pack of two smoked mackerel fillets, each portion being less than 50p. Each recipe makes 2...
Using up Salsa di Noci

Using up Salsa di Noci

Using up Salsa di Noci Very simple lunch today. I still had some of the walnut sauce left from the Salsa di Noci , so I lightly cooked a whole pile of vegetables and tipped them on a plate. Then I loosened the sauce with a bit more lemon juice and a blob of yogurt and...