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Freshly Picked Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

I have been meaning for quite a while to blog a recipe which uses blackberries – we have a whole ice cream tub full left over from last year, and the blackberry season is already upon us! Blackberry and apple crumble being one of my favourite desserts I felt I couldn’t justify not doing this recipe first. Since this is a blog about frugal food and blackberries are free for almost everyone, they are everywhere after all, this seems like an ideal ingredient to use.

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Asian Healthy Eating Indian Recipes

The First Barbecue of the Year – Tandoori Chicken Skewers

The weather yesterday was ridiculous – surely it must have been the hottest day of the year thus far. This first photo of this blog, which I think is actually pretty good, is testament to just how unbearable it was. I actually had serious problems sleeping last night, only managing to drop off at 2:30 am after running my wrists under the cold tap to cool off. Roll on Madrid where it will be at least 5 degrees Celsius hotter. One bonus of the extraordinary weather we are experiencing is that the tennis is almost continuous. As I write Nadal and Del Potro are battling it out on centre court in a fairly exciting match – considering it involves the usually boring Spaniard. Let’s hope he loses. Kettle Metal BBQ Best Weber Grill Accesories

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French Recipes Vegetarian

Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise

Potatoes Dauphinoise

University is over, results have been received and summer is here. For the past few weeks pretty much everything has been up in the air – even the weather hasn’t been sure of itself. However, today it is 30C outside and the weather isn’t set to change for a number of days, by which time I’ll be in the perpetually sunny Madrid. Even if I don’t know what I’m doing with the rest of my life quite yet I know I’m having a barbecue this afternoon, and that’s all the stability I need at the moment. Words cannot describe just how much I’m anticipating my first barbecue of the year – there is nothing quite like a homemade burger in a homemade wrap – which I have literally just finished preparing. I’m looking forward to taking some lovely photos which I’ll share tomorrow.