Category Archives: Wheat-free

The Autumn Collection: the perfect cold remedy

I usually have a list of blog posts that I want to write, stacking up like airlines waiting to land. And, sometimes, I get to them as planned and sometimes I don’t. If life gets in the way, either the post … Continue reading

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A winter warmer: Alsacian baeckeoffe

I discovered baeckeoffe when I lived in Strasbourg for a year and, whereas other students headed mostly for Paris or the south, I headed east, not because I was particularly imaginative but because I had friends there. It did my French accent the … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Garden: Debora Robertson’s chive pesto

This book has been on my shelf for a couple of years and, mostly, I’ve not been able to use it as much as I’d like because, well, I don’t have a garden. But, aha, this year the terrace has … Continue reading

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Puy lentils with white wine, parsley and pimentón

Ah, Mondays. And Mondays in February at that. Not my favourite time of year. In fact, I would say that, despite my usual cheerfulness, February is possibly the only month of the year that I don’t really like or cherish. … Continue reading

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Rory O’Connell’s kale, lemon and Parmesan soup

That may sound like the most unpromising dish I have posted in a while but, believe me, this is extraordinary. I proofread Rory O’Connell’s book, Master It, a few years ago and thought then that it was incredibly insightful and … Continue reading

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Kefta Mkaouara, or Moroccan-spiced meatballs

Oh the joy of a sale when you have no money. Right now my local supermarket has loads of stuff half-price so I am stocking up (as far as that is possible without a freezer) on cheap cuts whilst I … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s pig cheeks braised in cider and the joy of thrift

Thrift is a habit of mine all year round but especially at this time of year. Being freelance, it is very useful to know how to survive on very little for months at a time and even when I don’t have … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, a birthday cookbook, and a cold-weather soup

Hello and Happy New Year! As I write this I can feel the cold around my ankles, despite being indoors, wearing two jumpers, jeans, socks and slippers, despite the heating being on and despite the consumption of many cups of … Continue reading

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A chef’s pan and chicken sofrito

My nephew and godson Matt went to university a month ago and, by all accounts, he is having a blast (not that he’s told ME; hello Matt, are you ever going to reply to your aunt’s text?!). He loves food … Continue reading

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St John’s creamed spinach, aka my LBD vegetable

Yes, it may seem like vegetables have taken over this blog but I have been waiting ALL summer for the weather and light to change so that I can post this. Now that it has I can’t wait any longer.

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