Category Archives: Ideas for leftovers

Savoy cabbage and Parmesan soup

There is a moment, about now, when the earth starts to wake up and smell, not in a too-many-dogs-not-enough-flowers way but more in a, well, earthy sort of way. I absolutely love it. I crave light more than warmth so … Continue reading

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A new Nigel Slater cookbook and a thrifty risotto

When you live on your own buying herbs is truly a pain in the backside. Especially since the ones I buy are almost always the floppy, go-off-in-three-seconds kind that I can’t grow: flat-leaf parsley, coriander and dill. Whereas thyme, rosemary … Continue reading

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Using up leftovers: fried rice with chicken or pork

Did I mention that I am a little obsessed with the likes of coriander, garlic, ginger and spring onions right now? Yes, thought I had. But there is a good reason for it. Last week I cooked pork belly and, … Continue reading

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Possibly the best, certainly the easiest, biscuit recipe in the world

I first came across a recipe for croquants in Dorie Greenspan’s book and it sounded too good to be true: thrifty, fast, easy. Then in her friend David Lebovitz’s book Ready For Dessert I saw another, but this time in grams … Continue reading

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Waste not…

Yesterday’s recipe got me thinking about using stuff up again, especially since I’ve reached the point where I have more leftovers in the fridge than enticing new prospects. This month’s include the rest of the bottle of cider I opened … Continue reading

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Dan Lepard’s pumpkin and cider farls

When you work on something that’s nearly 600 pages long, you are often very enthusiastic about the initial chapters (Bread and Cakes; hurrah), but completely fed up by the time you get to the final ones (Desserts and Supper; boo). … Continue reading

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Perfect fried rice

After last night‘s very northern, wintry food, I wanted something different tonight, something that would use up the leftover cooked chicken yet taste completely fresh. I was, as ever, expecting a lot. At first I thought of risotto but that … Continue reading

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Blue cheese soup

Ah, the heating is on and it’s time for soup. And this is one of the simplest you will ever make. The name of this reminds me of the Clangers, a British children’s TV programme from the 70s, in which … Continue reading

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Making something out of nothing: Glamorgan sausages

How often do you have an empty fridge, or an almost empty one? Apart from when you move house that is? I used to be really happy when mine was bursting with food but that has changed: perhaps because I’m … Continue reading

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Canteen’s Welsh rarebit

The flip-flops had their revenge. Having called them ignominious yesterday my only pair, a sort of open-air trainer with a good solid sole that is ideal for negotiating London’s pavements and platforms, gave up on me tonight. There I was … Continue reading

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