Monthly Archives: September 2011

Holiday, heatwave and health…

I’m back, or at least half back. I seem to have left my health on the other side of the Atlantic and have spent the four days since my return coughing, spluttering and eating nothing but paracetamol (that’s acetaminophen to … Continue reading

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100th post, 50000 words and a break

WTF now has 100 posts, about 90 of which are recipes, lots more readers than I ever hoped for in four months and about 50000 words. I still can’t believe that it is possible to write so much in such … Continue reading

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The Cook Shelf: Bill Granger’s Everyday Asian

You may, erm, already know that I’m a fan of Bill Granger. But you may not know, unless like me you are a bit of an addict, that he has a new book out. I have been desperate to get … Continue reading

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Modern Pantry part two: thit heo kho or Vietnamese pork

There I was, only yesterday, saying how I thought that The Modern Pantry Cookbook was, despite first impressions, full of wonderful ideas and here I am today cooking one of them. I grant you that I chose this recipe because … Continue reading

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The Modern Pantry Cookbook

I wasn’t going to review this book. My first impression was of a truly beautiful and inspiring newcomer that I needed to get my hands on. However, my second, once hands were on, was that this was a book that … Continue reading

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Fried eggs with chilli, garlic yogurt and sage

Monday nights often call for a fast solution and there is nothing faster than an egg or two. On toast, in an omelette, scrambled…every variation is wonderfully quick but all a bit, well, samey. Every time I cook a plain … Continue reading

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Butternut squash, puy lentil, feta and walnut salad

Half a roasted butternut squash in the fridge needs eating, so I dress it up with three of my other favourite flavours: feta, toasted walnuts and puy lentils. Oh and some caramelised red onion too. This is very much a … Continue reading

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Riverford’s butternut squash and sage risotto

I recently had dinner with a friend who declared that she could never cook risotto properly. And, as we discussed the different methods at the table two more of us disagreed on the timings involved, on the reason for the … Continue reading

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Making something out of nothing: Glamorgan sausages

How often do you have an empty fridge, or an almost empty one? Apart from when you move house that is? I used to be really happy when mine was bursting with food but that has changed: perhaps because I’m … Continue reading

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Coriander mojo

Mojo in English means an amulet, charm or magic spell, or the ability to cast such a spell. But in Spanish, mojar is to soak or dip so a mojo, at least in the Canary Islands, is a dip, like … Continue reading

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