Jerusalem artichoke rösti

Last year we grew Jerusalem artichokes for the first time, down at the allotment. They were a resounding success, reaching over 10 feet in height and producing lots of delicious tubers. Jerusalem artichokes can be…

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Ultimate tahini salad dressing

I love tahini, and for quite some time have been in search of the ultimate tahini salad dressing. I tried various recipes, but none really hit the mark until I made a modification of this…

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Veggie haggis perfection

In celebration of Burns Night (January 25th) I decided to again try making homemade veggie haggis. My first attempt turned out pretty well, but was too moist. Second try resulted in a haggis a lot…

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Greek lentil soup

It’s taken me ages to make a Greek lentil soup that I really like. The ones I’ve made in the past were okay, but nothing special. Most recipes for Greek lentil soup that I’ve tried…

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Slow cooker chili with a Mexican twist

It is freakin’ cold here, the temperature has not above freezing for days, which is very unusual for these parts. We’re very frugal with the heating (I blame my Scottish highland ancestors) and it’s difficult…

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Weekend eats!

A typical weekend of eats here in Thriftyville. Friday night being (of course) pizza night. Saturday, a mezze meal… little bit of this & that, a great way to use up leftovers. And that great…

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