Category Archives: Ideas for leftovers

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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Canteen’s Welsh rarebit

The flip-flops had their revenge. Having called them ignominious yesterday my only pair, a sort of open-air trainer with a good solid sole that is ideal for negotiating London’s pavements and platforms, gave up on me tonight. There I was … Continue reading

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Piperade…or what to cook when the shops are shut

I know it might seem frivolous to write about food when London’s burning but, well, since I am scared out of my life by the proximity and madness of current events, I am focusing on what I can do to … Continue reading

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Salbitxada…or tomato and almond pesto by another name

Is this easy? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. Unpronounceable. Without a doubt. But I would just concern myself with the first two; you need to know what it tastes like not what it sounds like. Salbitxada comes from the Valls area of … Continue reading

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Friday tapas: homegrown courgette gratin, tortilla and salbitxada

In the Evening Standard last night there was one of those empty-headed ‘filler’ pieces that said that Rafael Nadal is one of the reasons why we’re buying more Spanish wine in the UK. There was no hard evidence that the … Continue reading

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Lamb burgers with lime leaves

The burger can be much-maligned but, what with Obama being a bit of fan, especially after the week he’s just had, and the advent of such delights as Young and Foodish’s BurgerMonday (and Tuesday), it seems to me that its joys are being wrested away from chains … Continue reading

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Cauliflower (or broccoli) with bagna cauda and chilli

Yes, yes I know, two posts about cauliflower in a week is too much for anyone. But it’s staring at me from the fridge, it needs eating and, having thrown a rather ridiculously large piece of watermelon away I’m loath … 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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