Beetroot Risotto with Feta

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Maus and I are always in a dilemma about what to have for dinner.  Being the proud owner of a blog, I feel a need to try different things.  Maus, on the other hand, feels no such burden.  She is happy to have whatever I give her.  And if she is cooking, baked beans, an omelette or rissoles will do just fine.  Clearly, it is a balancing act between the two.

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Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins

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I was flicking through Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion in bed the other night (Yes, I do take cookbooks to bed with me) and this recipe caught my eye.  It was probably because the Chocolate Zucchini Loaf was still fresh in my mind – geez, that was good.  If carrot and zucchini are good in cakes, why not beetroot? Continue reading

Chickpea, Beetroot & Nut Salad

Retirement is a wonderful thing.  I haven’t really waxed lyrical about it on this blog but I do to everyone who is willing to listen.  It is the time to do all those things you didn’t have time to when you were working. I don’t want to bore you with the details of my previous existence, except to say, there wasn’t much spare time ….

This recipe caught my eye when it appeared in Cuisine magazine in 2008 and, now  I am retired, I have finally made it.  It lived up to all my expectations. Continue reading