Portuguese chicken


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Crispy and flavourful chicken.

‘I lived five years in Portugal and then spent winters in Nepal or India.’ (Lykke Li)

SurreyK has just returned from holiday in Portugal.  Portugal is a country famous for peri-peri chicken, seafood, spicy sausage, chimneys, bullfighting, brightly coloured tiles, port and Madeira wine. Continue reading

Parsnip and Leek soup


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‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’  (Albert Camus)

I adore Autumn.  It’s the season of pumpkins and squashes, Halloween, trees dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar, sitting by the fire with a good book, blackberries and apple tart.  Soup is one of my all time Autumn favourites and you can’t beat the sweet, woody smell of parsnips.  Stripping parsnips with a sharp knife is one of the joys of Autumn.  Parsnips have no cholesterol and are rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Continue reading

Emma’s Cheesecake


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Summer cheesecake

SurreyK is officially back.  Here is my favourite cheesecake recipe to ease you from Summer into those cosy Autumn nights

This is for all the parents, guardians, friends who have been working extra hard during the school summer holidays.  Perfect for a charity bake-off, summer BBQ or just an informal gathering with friends. Continue reading