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Best ever cauliflower cheese recipe

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Best ever cauliflower cheese recipe

Ten years ago I cooked a rather poor cauliflower cheese for Danny. His response was lukewarm. “If you make this again it would be great with a baked potato.” He was never a great one for suggesting a baked potato meal. Potatoes are important and for him and shine as a side dish. He didn’t mention the watery sauce. Or the flabby cauli. And he didn’t help himself to more. Making a great cauliflower cheese that would not need a baked potato became a secret challenge. Over the years I have progressed and now make a cauliflower cheese to...

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Delicious cheese, potato and parsley frittata recipe

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Delicious cheese, potato and parsley frittata recipe

We left the Pickled Walnuts Challenge evening with a box of beautiful blue and greeny blue eggs laid by Magic Cochin’s Spice Girls. “I think that those eggs are destined for a frittata.” Smiled Danny as we drove away. Our hens have not yet started laying again. I check the nesting box every morning. Our Senior Girls are now into their fifth year, so it will be a slow start. Peace and Hope should be laying by Easter.  So a present of fresh, free range eggs is treasured. We haven’t had a frittata for ages. My favourite is the simple...

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