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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Really Easy Creamy Tomato and Basil Tortiglioni

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hake in Green Sauce

This is a staple of the Basque region of Spain. It seems in every way a bit foreign or difficult. But it’s basically fish in a parsley flavoured sauce. It’s a good recipe to learn as you can swap around the ingredients endlessly to suit your taste and budget.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

Friday, March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi Asian Salad

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

A dinner to remember!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

A revived British classic

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Roman Artichokes

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Squash

Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers and Mash – Spanish Style!

With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

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