Monthly Archives: June 2011

A summer supper: courgettes with feta, basil and lemon aïoli

The weather forecast is promising a perfect English summer weekend: 21°C and blue skies. For some that might not be quite hot enough but it’s just right for me; it’s the sort of weather that allows you to sit outside, … Continue reading

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BurgerTuesday at Andrew’s

I have had a few problems remembering days and dates this week and so, now that it’s Thursday 30th, I’ve just noticed that Wednesday 29th’s blog was inadvertently scheduled for Thurs…I thought Weds was the 30th for some reason. Anyway, … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: why owning the book still matters

I bought delicious magazine at the weekend; I always find interesting recipes in there and, as ever, it didn’t disappoint. It also had an offer, on one of those ‘what’s going on’ round-up type pages, for the ‘ultimate recipe search’. … Continue reading

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Making the most of the heatwave: tomato and bread salad

It’s the hottest day of the year so far today which means it’s a day for salad or gazpacho as far as I’m concerned and, since I have the ingredients for a variation on panzanella I thought I’d try that. … Continue reading

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Dorie Greenspan’s lamb and apricot tagine recipe

I’m a bit late today, for which I apologise. My Mum arrived from the States this morning and, well, there was a flat to vacuum and a bathroom to clean before I could think about WTF we are going to … Continue reading

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An old favourite: watermelon and feta salad recipe

Watermelon always seemed the ultimate treat. After all, my childhood was spent watching cartoons in which any success was celebrated with a ‘slap-up’ feast full of large wedges of the stuff. But, since it was absent from 1970s Britain (or … Continue reading

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Caramelised pork salad

Today, after rather an overdose of olive oil with the Spanish tapas this week, and the confits last, I am going back to the Antipodes for a burst of flavour and colour that owes nothing to the Mediterranean. This is … Continue reading

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Habas con jamon…broad beans with ham recipe

There’s still tortilla in the fridge, the first of the broad beans are finally starting to appear and, inspired by the Spanish theme yesterday I keep thinking about ‘habas con jamon’ to serve with the leftovers. Habas, or beans, are … Continue reading

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Tortilla de patatas: a proper Spanish omelette

They have something called a tortilla francesa on café menus in Spain and anything less French I have yet to see. Flat like a pancake, usually cooked to complete dryness, it has none of the fluffy, yet rich lightness I … Continue reading

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For the days when…puttanesca recipe

…you want summer sunshine and there is only rain. …you’re so late home from work that even the cats won’t speak to you. …you’d quite like to go out for a drink but you’re too tired to organise it. …you … Continue reading

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