Bats

Last Christmas the youngest kid got a bat detector kit in his stocking, (you can buy one here), which gave me an excuse to teach him how to solder. Since then we’ve been eager for an opportunity to try it out. At this time of year bats are not hard to find, especially near the […]

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Red Bean Chilli

Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 400g chopped tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 600ml vegetable stock 115g red lentils 1tsp dried thyme 2tsp ground cumin 2tsp chilli 1tsp mixed spice 3tbsp dark soy sauce 1tbsp oyster sauce 225g tinned kidney beans, drained Method Fry the onion in a large saucepan with a big glug of oil, […]

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Piccadillo

This is one of my favourite go-to recipes. It’s quick, tasty, and I normally have all the ingredients in store. It’s great filling for enchiladas. The amount of spice listed here is the absolute minimum for my taste; I often use a lot more. Ingredients 1kg minced beef 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, […]

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