Category Archives: Recipes from magazines and newspapers

Throw-in-the-oven Ottolenghi chicken (no, not an oxymoron)

Whenever I rave about Ottolenghi, someone always says, without fail, ‘oh I can’t be bothered; he uses too many ingredients’. In the last week alone the mention of his name to a) a real foodie and b) someone not that … Continue reading

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An Alsacian onion tart…and the wines to go with it

If Spain is my true love in terms of wine now, then Alsace is a very close second. I lived there when I was a student and, although it was probably the most surreal year of my life for lots … Continue reading

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Comforting Ottolenghi cardamom chicken

Winter hasn’t even begun and the weather is already starting to get on my nerves. In my world the only way to counteract the horrors of dark nights, clocks going back and overhearing endless Christmas muzak is by finding glorious … Continue reading

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Summer avocado pre-dinner treat

Do you ever have those days when you come home, head straight into the kitchen and you’re just too hungry to even think about making anything dinner-like; you have to eat NOW? I have them all the time and usually … Continue reading

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Salmon with butter sauce…or is that beurre blanc?

It’s Friday, tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and I was inspired by both of those things to cook this Darina Allen recipe, as spotted in the Guardian. Now, she calls the sauce ‘Irish butter sauce’ but, personally, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Mussels with sherry, bacon and crabmeat

Mussels are probably my favourite seafood. Cheap, easy to get hold of and not in the least bit faffy to cook, they fulfil my desire for the pleasure of the taste without any of the pain. I have watched crabs … Continue reading

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Lovely, simple blue cheese tart

One of the banes of living alone, or of cooking for one or two, is leftovers. Most of the time a recipe for four or six can be scaled down to two or three but, when it comes to baking, … Continue reading

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Baked not stirred: risotto the easy way

It’s post-Christmas leftover central in my fridge right now: there’s blue cheese and Cheddar, too many carrots and parsnips for one person to eat, result of a rather ill-fated decision to succumb to red ‘reduced’ stickers and three half-opened pots … Continue reading

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Sweet Paul: Winter 2011 magazine is out

There are very few things in life that are truly free. And, of those very few things, there are even fewer that are both free and fabulous. The Sweet Paul magazine¬†is one of those rarities. Donna Hay-esque in its beauty, … Continue reading

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Smoked mackerel dauphinoise

Can you remember the days before the internet? When recipes came in magazines and cookery books or from friends? ¬†When there was no ‘forward slash’, ‘point com’ or ‘punto com’ to be spelled out? I can and I have fond … Continue reading

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