Monthly Archives: July 2011

Three-month fridge defrost and a Riverford broad bean, feta and mint salad

I have banned myself from food shopping this weekend since I still have a ton of ingredients to use up from last week’s ill-advised farmers’ market run. And, as I can no longer see into the ice-box of my fridge, … Continue reading

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Method-smuggling and Moro saffron cauliflower

What are your pet hates in recipes? Mine include too many ingredients, too many bits of kitchen equipment used unnecessarily and method-smuggling. And no, that’s nothing to do with buying lots of very attractively packaged cleaning products and taking them … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s broad bean, bacon, chilli and tahini salad/sandwich

Sound odd? Yes, I thought so at first but, well, broad beans and bacon are natural frying-pan fellows, chillis are always good with green veg and tahini is one of those things that I always mean to break out of … Continue reading

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Sublime sorrel sauce for salmon

My health has recovered and with it my hunger and, as is often the case after a few days of enforced fasting, I want certain things. Like, and I know it’s odd, salmon with sorrel sauce. Sorrel isn’t something easily … Continue reading

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Health in a glass

What do you eat, or drink, when you’re recovering from illness, the sort of illness that knocks you out and defies appetite? Dry toast, steamed rice or miso? Or perhaps just mint tea or water? When I was a child … Continue reading

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An Interlude of Not Eating…

A very brief post to say that I am rather under the weather today, as is my cat (who woke me with the awful hacking sound that all cat-owners fear…) and, therefore, not eating at all. Horrible timing since I … Continue reading

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Unexpected baked aubergines with cream and basil

Every so often I have a cull of the paper recipes I have collected over the last twenty years. And, when that happens, since I’m usually overwhelmed by the volume of rubbish and unusable ideas that are clogging up my … Continue reading

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RTFR: Ottolenghi’s Kosheri

Do you remember how, at school, you were always taught to read the instructions before starting an exam? You know the sort of thing: ‘You may lose marks, and even fail, if you don’t bother to find out what you … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s baked feta with thyme

In the winter I often bake some cheese; the likes of Vacherin Mont D’Or lends itself beautifully to being shoved in the oven whole, with a bit of white wine poured over it and then eaten with bread or potatoes, … Continue reading

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Arancini…sounds grander than the reality

What do you make with leftover risotto? Arancini of course. Or fried risotto balls to the unitiated. I almost never have any leftover risotto so this was a first for me but, since I’ve been working on a Sicilian cookbook … Continue reading

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