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Why cook your own food rather than relying on ready meals or takeaways? Well, it's cheaper, you can make food taste the way you want, you can have better quality ingredients if you want, you don't need preservatives or taste enhancers or artificial colourings, and it tastes better (usually!)

I make no claim to be a great cook, but here is a few of my own recipes, plus other culinary ideas.

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Biscuits, cakes, etc
Bread, pastry
Jam and marmalade

About cooking

I have published the following book: Sweet Jubilee: Sweet recipes from the years 1952-2022 - Buy UK - USA

Equipment Buying meat Food hygiene Techniques Diets Tables Casseroles, stews and curries Coq au vin Beef carbonade Pork with apples Beef stew Lamb hotpot Rogan Josh Shepherd's pie Ham Spare ribs Fish pie Toad in the hole and onion gravy American biscuits and sausage gravy Dutch hare Chicken in orange juice Duck breasts Quick meals Pasta Bolognese Devilled Kidneys Beef Stroganoff Kedgeree Colcannon Smoked mackerel pate Baked pasta Omelette Greek salad Biryani Curried eggs Scrambled eggs Beetroot salad Burritos Vegetable Bolognese Baked Beans Frittata Vegetable Goulash Couscous Tabbouleh Fatteh Beetroot risotto Orange salad Lentils and cabbage Quiche Cauliflower cheese pasta bake Tempura Stuffed peppers Stuffed mushrooms Potato and cheese pie Cheese Risotto Matar Paneer Welsh rabbit Spanish omelette Patatas Bravas Stewed aubergine and beans Roast parsnip Potatoes and onions Boiled rice Salad dressing Pickled Onions Roasted nuts Dumplings Chestnuts Yorkshire Pudding Mint sauce Elderflower drink Chocolate icing' Puddings Bread and butter pudding Dutch apple cake Steamed pudding Queen of puddings Baklava Pancakes Rice pudding Summer pudding Fool Crumble Chocolate pudding Upside down pudding Baked custard Chocolate mouuse Apple dumplings Trifle Cookie dough pudding Suet rolypoly Eve's pudding Basque Cheesecake Gypsy tart Apple turnover Baked apple Tarte Tatin Apple pie Caramel custard Cobbler Lava Pudding Banofee pie Stewed toffee apple Lemony pudding Brown Betty Chocolate biscuit cake Simnel cake Millionaire shortbread Drop scones (Scotch pancakes) Brownies Macaroons Blondies Ipswich puds Coconut slice Scones Cheese straws Victoria sponge Gingerbread men Splits Banana bread Malt loaf Drizzle cake Cinnamon buns Meringues Cookies Ginger nuts Bread Shortcrust Rough puff Coconut ice Toffee Honeycomb Raspberry Jam Redcurrant Jelly Marmalade Quince marmalade Christmas Candied peel Christmas pudding Christmas cake Mince pies Crystallised pineapple King cake Stollen