Welsh cakes

On October 24, 2011 By

Debs’ Welsh cakes

After eating all the Welsh cakes in Cardiff at the Visit Wales lunch, I returned to London with a new griddlecake obsession. How could I not develop a long and loving fascination with something that tastes like a magic mix of pancake, biscuit and fried […]

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Chorizo baked eggs

On September 20, 2011 By

Chorizo baked eggs

My recent holiday to Spain ended the way all my holidays do, with me packing and repacking my suitcase, trying to work out what clothes and books I can leave behind in order to fit in all the food I’ve bought. Thanks to some judicious suitcase space sharing, I only […]

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Runner bean, Lancashire cheese and hazelnut salad

Back in April I was contacted by the British Beans and Peas Campaign and asked if I’d like to take part in the Great British Runner Bean Revival. Now, if there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s a revival. And to help me revive runner beans […]

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Red cabbage and dill coleslaw

I can’t begin to tell you how much I hate coleslaw. Limp shards of carrot and cabbage slithering around in an indecent white sauce; the summer is bedecked by tubs of it and the sight of them floods my body with bile. Worse is the tragic half-eaten bowl […]

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Wild garlic and almond pesto

Just before Easter I set out on a country walk with friends to find wild garlic. I knew it was growing out there somewhere and if I foraged hard enough I’d find my treasure trove of ramsons. After a few false starts (lily of the valley is determined […]

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Gala pork pie

On May 4, 2011 By

Gala pork pie

If there was a silver lining to the sloe gin taste off, it was the gala pork pie we used to line our stomachs. We actually ate it as a light starter and then followed it with a full English, as there was some concern about what would […]

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Queen cakes

On April 28, 2011 By

Kate and Wills cakes

It’s hard to know how best to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding. Sharing a Champagne breakfast, wearing a Union Jack waistcoat, getting tangled up in the bunting and plummeting to your death – so many options to choose from. I’ve decided to celebrate it by getting A Wedding confused […]

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Fi’s banana bread

When I began my experiments in banana bread to help Alistair find the perfect recipe for Australian-style banana bread with polenta on top, @curlywurlyfi tweeted me to say she has a recipe that’s all kinds of excellent (or words to that effect) and would I like […]

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Beetroot, goat’s cheese and bacon salad

The sun is out, the heat is on and I have cast off my jumpers, mufflers, vests, long johns and balaclava. Following this great unveiling my fancy turns to one thing and one thing alone: salad.

It’s a passing phase that arrives with the first warm rays […]

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Buttermilk buckwheat pancakes 2

I don’t know why I bought a bag of buckwheat flour. I’m sure, at the time, I was full of brilliant buckwheat-based ideas. I expect I was on the cusp of sparking a buckwheat revolution that would sweep the country and have everyone saying how glad they were I’d […]

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