Mrs Baine

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    Welcome to my new blog, I decided that I would change to Posts dated before March 27, 2008 are imported from my old blogger site. I was looking for a blog that is easily navigated around, and simple to update, I love the layout I can have here, with 2 side bars and tabs at the top for different subjects. I currently have an about me tab and a photography tab, Ill be looking to add recipes, and craft ideas shortly, so check back in to see what’s new regularly!
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I love to cook, I don’t believe in meals in a box or packet mix cakes, I want to share my favourite recipes, they are often simple takes on classic dishes, or recipes I have found and changes to suit my taste.

All of my favourite recipes will be coming soon!!

Carrot Soup

This is one of my favourite ‘feel good’ meals. it so easy to make even when you head is thick with cold you can easily prepare and cook it. The soup is a beautiful rich orange colour, which adds brightness to any meal.

1 tbsp butter

2 cups freshly cut carrots

1 small (ish) Onion

1 1/2 tbsp plain flour

1 1/2 cups milk

2 1/2 cups of water

3 chicken boullion/stock cubes

Melt the butter in a large heavy saucepan, chop the onion and added to the melted butter. keep the butter and onion on low heat with the pan covered, chop the carrots, when you have 2 cups worth add carrots to the onion and butter, cover and allow to sweat on low heat until the carrots begin to soften, make sure you stir the ingredients often. Once the carrots are tender stir in the flour to absorb the juices-this will help your soup thicken too. Add the milk and water, bring the whole thing to a boil and add the three buillon cubes. keep the pan simerring for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the carrots are nice and soft, take the soup of the heat and allow to cool slightly. Place in a blender, and blend until the soup is smooth. serve imidiatly or re heat when needed. top with cheader cheese for an extra kick.

Cauliflower and Potato Grattin

Cauliflower and Potato Grattin

Cauliflower Cheese is one of my favourite dishes that we used to eat at my parents home. Cauliflower and Potato Grattin is very similar to Cauliflower Cheese.

1 Cauliflower

3 small potatos

1 tblsp Butter


1 1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese or to taste

Chop the cauliflower into large florrets, boil them until they are just starting to become tender. Make the sauce using the flour and butter to make a rue then add the milk, once the sauce begins to thincken add the cheese. Thinly slice the potatos and make a single layer in your oven proof dish, use the sauce to cover the potatoes, so they are just covered, add the rest of the potatoes, add the cauliflower and the rest of the sauce, making sure that everything is covered. Place in the oven at about for about 40 minutes at 400 until you get a nice browning on top and the potatoes are cooked.


5 Responses to “Recipes”

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  2. flipstyle said

    Oh dang! that cauliflower and potato has officially made me hungry…

  3. rachelsne said

    I think its about time I made this again!

  4. donna said

    Hey it looks great. Did you get Will to eat cauliflower???????

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