Monthly Archives: June 2011

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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An unforgettably good way to cook fish

I’m sorry for that rather vague and over-long title. I thought that if I called this ‘salmon confit’ you would switch off, because I’m getting a bit too fancy and, if I mentioned the words star anise and cardamom then, … Continue reading

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Puy lentil salad with goat’s cheese, spinach and pine nuts

Comfort food isn’t something I often associate with the summer. It’s a description I tend to use for sausages and mash, roast dinners and bowls of soothing Thai chicken soup. But sometimes I crave a particular taste, a particular combination … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato and asparagus with basil purée, Parmesan and bacon

June 2011, apparently, has been colder than March. Which means that sometimes though salad seems more seasonal, soup starts to look vaguely attractive. Last night I had it all planned: my friend was coming to stay, I’d got lots of … Continue reading

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Chicken Confit, or how to make a rather wet Monday into something special

I love duck confit but I’ve never made it; in fact I tend to avoid making anything involving duck since it makes the oven filthy (or, at least, fatty) for the next six months and if there is one thing … Continue reading

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