Category Archives: Summer recipes

It’s salmorejo and gazpacho weather

I’ve never understood the notion of barbecues. Why, when it is already boiling hot, would you want to light a big fire and stand over it getting hotter? No, when it’s 30° (oh, it’s such a treat to write that) … Continue reading

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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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Summery socca

You’ve probably never heard of socca. I hadn’t until a year ago when I found it in one, then two, cookery books, both written by Francophile North Americans (David Lebovitz and Dorie Greenspan). It is a chickpea (gram) flour pancake … 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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A green salad with garlic and tuna…inspired by Pamplona

A long time ago a French friend told me that the best, and least offensive, way to add a hint of garlic to a salad was to rub a raw clove or two round the salad bowl before adding all … Continue reading

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Vietnamese salad recipe

The good news, at least as far as I’m concerned, is that the bug is starting to lose its grip. The bad news is so is the good weather. Blue sky has given way to grey clouds, a drop of … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi’s ‘double’ couscous salad

Couscous is something I have always loved, ever since I first tried it in France as a teenager. Along with gazpacho, a vaguely original attempt at the whole shebang (veg, meat, harissa and semoule) was one of the first things … Continue reading

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