Monthly Archives: May 2011

Moro’s tabbouleh salad recipe

Within a month south-east England has gone from proper summer temperatures (26° or so at the end of April) to something approaching autumn. It’s windy, grey and so cold that I have to resist the urge to turn the heating … Continue reading

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Spinach and raisin tian recipe

All that Tesco’s shopping has sent me kicking and screaming to the South of France, at least in terms of recipe ideas. A tian, according to Larousse Gastronomique is ‘an earthenware ovenproof dish from Provence…used to prepare all kinds of … Continue reading

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Tesco’s day five: asparagus carbonara

This is one of the first things I learnt to cook as a student, a version of carbonara that is not in the least bit authentic but is delicious nonetheless. I’ve added some asparagus because it’s a great partner for … Continue reading

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Tesco’s day four: three ways to bake eggs

Eggs are the ultimate fast food: who hasn’t knocked up an omelette or scrambled/poached/fried some when inspiration is lacking? And, regardless of where you shop for food, they’re likely to stock them. But, useful as they are, they can also … Continue reading

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Making it simple: prosciutto, caramelised onions and Parmesan

Elizabeth David is famous for saying ‘faites simple’ and, if you’re forced to shop in the likes of Tesco’s every day or week you have no choice but to do just that. But simple doesn’t mean boring or uninspiring. This … Continue reading

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Surviving Tesco’s day two: halloumi, rocket and roasted tomato salad

Tesco’s Express may seem to be the sort of place where all salad is bagged, or of the iceberg variety, and all vegetables come from Kenya. But I was surprised to see that although it did have those uninspiring mixed … Continue reading

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Every Little Helps? A Tesco-inspired Onion and Cheese Tart

I try and avoid shopping in chains like Tesco’s Express and Sainsbury’s Local mainly because, despite living in a relatively scrappy bit of north London, I am lucky enough to walk past a lot of nicer places on my way … Continue reading

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