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November 18th, 2023

Slow cooked chickpeas on toast with poached egg from Plenty More

My first recipe from this book, and I found it really easy to make and delicious. I made quite a few changes; I mixed up the onion/garlic/pepper base the night before and soaked the beans. I used small... read more >

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A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood

By Diana Henry
Mitchell Beazley - 2015

A very easy recipe that makes a tasty chicken dish that was done in just over 30 minutes. I didn't have any tarragon so I used some dill from my garden. Leftovers heated up well the next day too. Will definitely repeat.

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2nd May 2018

Chicken Forestiere : page 44

This recipe yielded a good chicken dish but I was surprised that it really wasn't all that flavourful. I adapted the instructions (made up to sauce as per recipe then cooked in the oven with chicken on the top) to avoid soggy skin, but otherwise followed the recipe. May try again with different mushrooms.

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This is a very nice salad. I found the flavour very mild and subtle (perhaps too subtle for some), and so I added some extra radishes to it. I didn't use the asparagus since my garden has stopped producing it and instead added some arugula from my friend's garden. Otherwise I followed the recipe. The headnote states that green snap beans or sugar snap peas can be substituted for the asparagus when it's out of season. I will definitely make this one again. Update: I've made this a few more times with snap beans as well as the radish and arugula. A really good salad.

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Really liked this dish. I used chicken thighs and made a smaller amount but otherwise followed the recipe. It took about 1.5 hrs from start to finish. I think this could be streamlined somewhat; for example, chicken goes in and cooks 15 minutes before the shallots then later the chicken comes out and onions cooked further...I think I will change that next time I try it, hopefully making it quicker with no loss of flavour. Love the addition of pears at the end, and the fact that it uses ingredients that I usually have in stock.

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