Category Archives: Fast food fixes

Quick blog, quick breakfast: avocado on toast

One of my favourite breakfasts on the planet is pan con tomate, a salty-sweet delight that goes perfectly with good coffee. It might also be my favourite because usually I have it in Granada, and if I’m there I will … Continue reading

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£15 week: can it be done and how does chorizo and cider help?

£15 then, a possible feasible budget for two people for a week? Well, yes and no. Yes, because I made four main meals: a) sausage ragu, b) this risotto (not recommended; overwhelmingly rich and salty), c) this cheese soufflé (ALWAYS … Continue reading

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Friday Night Fixes: feta-basil crostini and anchovy dressing for green vegetables

My cooking life has, rather unexpectedly, been turned upside down by renovations that don’t even touch the kitchen.  A new bathroom. moving the washing machine and new doors would, in most people’s houses, not even stroke the edges of the … Continue reading

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The importance of a lemon zester and courgette, lemon, basil and Parmesan salad

What is the one piece of kit that you can’t be without, not in general circumstances but if you are facing the seasonal challenge of a holiday in a rented house? The clichéd response is ‘a good knife’. But doesn’t … Continue reading

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Smoked sardine crostini

A completely new ingredient, at least in your own country, is a rarity. So I was delighted to discover smoked sardine fillets in M and S last week. I had no idea what to do with them but, since I … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen’s Fried Egg Sandwich…Make Two

There are some recipes for which I am eternally grateful. The chocolate mousse one that I learnt in France, the tip for a perfect roast chicken, the cheese soufflé that I never get sick of. I have a small collection … Continue reading

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Back to school baked Vacherin recipe

Back to school…could they be the three most hated words in the English language? And why is it that, more than twenty-five years after my last BTS experience, the return to work in January still resonates with the impending horror … Continue reading

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