Asparagus and Cheese Pastry Parcels
Three asparagus and pastry recipes. Choose from goats cheese and spinach, Taleggio and mushroom, or Gruyère. All are quite simple and ideal for a light lunch or supper – or make in advance for a party or a picnic.
Shoulder of Pork with Potato Dumplings and Red Cabbage
This is the dish you can find at Seins’ Kingston branch called: Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel und Rotkraut. I had if for my birthday meal with family and friends: it was a perfeect meal, in wonderful company.
One source indicates there are at least 43 categories of German sausage – and who knows how many further vatiations… I’m familiar with about 5. One of these is new for me – weisswurst – and well worth seeking out at your local German deli.
Asparagus and Parma ham
Here is the simplest way to enjoy the flavour combination of asparagus and Parma ham – side-by-side.
This is not really a recipe, more a method for grilling or griddling your asparagus.
Parma Ham and Asparagus
A great flavour combination and presented here as a main meal salad or antipasto.
Bresaola and avocado with rocket, Parmesan and crisp toasts
This is a standard Soho trattatoria fare of the 70’s. Bresaola, rocket and Parmesan is still popular so the avocado element seems to have fallen out of favour. Put it back in – it’s a good combo!
Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon
It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.
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.
Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites
Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie Zédel. As so many people have commented, the hightlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.
Tomato, Tofu and Avocado
The Italian tricolor? A caprese salad? But it’s not mozzarella – it’s tofu. Tofu and avocado are a match made in heaven – so can the partnership be more inclusive ? Absolutely.