Category: Special Ingredient

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Watermelon and Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad

This is a great little appetizing starter. It works best with pears that are just under ripe.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch).

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 8, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Celeriac and Cyprus Potato Gratin

Celeriac and potatoes have a wonderful affinity, but the real delight of this recipe Cyprus potatos – their nutty taste and texture is perfect in a gratin.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pesto alla Genovese

I’ve gone out guns blazing to try to find the perfect recipe for pesto. Well, it may not be perfect, but without a trip to Genoa, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to eating an authentic pesto alla Genovese…

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rosé Poached Peaches with Pistachio Gelato

These are possibly the poshest tinned peaches you will ever eat. They’re not only delicious, they’re beautiful.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Poppy Seed Salad

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tomato Salad

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Orecchiette alla cime di rapa

‘So the walk to find cime di rapa was worth it!’

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Piedmont Peppers

‘How to make delicious, sweet piedmont peppers at home in less than an hour.’

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Halibut & Spicy Butternut Squash ‘Soup’

‘It’s great to watch dad cook like an alchemist, throwing ingredients into a pot. But we all know it will taste delicious…’

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wild Mushroom Pappadelle

‘A priceless Italian combination. This kind of meal is well within Dad’s comfort zone. We’re all mopping up the sauce with bread and left queuing up for more….’

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