Monthly Archives: May 2011

Riverford’s New Potatoes With Crab and Chilli recipe

One of the things I want to do on this site is write about the cookery books that I love, that inspire me and that I recommend, buy and give to others. So this week WTF is all about cookery … Continue reading

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Chicken Legs with Feta and Roasted Vegetables

I found this idea whilst browsing food magazines in a supermarket queue and it has become an eternal favourite, mainly because it is cooking by numbers and so easy. If you have all the ingredients, great but, if not, you … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde (or how to use up the herbs in the bottom of the fridge…)

As the fridge-cleaning process enters day four, I am left with the herbs (basil and parsley, plus some mint I’d forgotten about), anchovies, capers, cherry tomatoes, eggs, halloumi, two packets of feta, black olives, two frozen chicken legs and a … Continue reading

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Asparagus Again?

Less than two weeks into the very very short season and I’ve already had asparagus four times: Benedict (twice), steamed with just butter, salt and pepper and steamed with olive oil and Parmesan. So, now that I’ve sated the desire … Continue reading

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Chicken Caesar salad recipe

On day two of the fridge-emptying exercise I decided to use up the roasted chicken. Whereas a packet of feta will last a lifetime, or near as dammit, a rotisserie bird, even from a reliable supermarket like Waitrose, isn’t quite … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with olive oil, garlic and red chilli

Anyone who has a small, under-the-counter, larder fridge will recognise the problem: there comes a point when you just have to eat what’s in it so that you can defrost it. The negative side of such a small fridge is … Continue reading

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Halloumi salad recipe for a hot Friday night

England’s seasons seem to be shifting. I’m typing this outside, on an evening worthy of June or July rather than early May and as London swelters other parts of the country are literally burning: there are forest fires in Wales! … Continue reading

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Fast Food 1: Roast Chicken without an Oven

I set out for work this morning full of good intentions about what I was going to cook and eat tonight. But then my three-hour meeting turned into an eight-hour one and, although it was a very rare meeting because … Continue reading

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Avocado and Pepper Salsa recipe

Salsa, which is just a fancy word for sauce (or, in fact, is the word for sauce in Spain and Italy) is a brilliant weapon for your weekly culinary arsenal. It’s fast and flexible (if you don’t have a bit … Continue reading

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A is for Asparagus Benedict

I’m not sure there is any moment of the year, in food terms, that rivals the beginning of May. ¬†At least not in Britain. Because this is the time of year when British produce comes into its own: suddenly it’s … Continue reading

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