Three Salads For Autumn

On September 23, 2016 By

Yes, still talking about the supper club. Still living on past glories, as the year creeps towards its end and I get reflective on long, dark nights.

We served a mix of salads at the start of the supper club, because it’s very important that people eat their vegetables. […]

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Having decided to serve crab at our supper club, Naomi and I needed to pick side dishes. We were serving salads as our starter, so we didn’t need to pack in the veg (even when hosting a supper club, I am focussed on making sure people eat […]

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Once I’ve finished spiralising potatoes, I’m going to use my Nutribullet to make pina coladas

I look at the spiraliser on my kitchen worktop and sometimes I wonder if it isn’t just another fondue set. A Breville toastie maker. A pasta machine. A gadget that seems like […]

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What, no tomatoes?

30 minute meals are things I don’t really believe in. Whenever a recipe says: ‘You’ll be eating dinner in less than 30 minutes!” I think: “No I won’t.” And, generally, I’m not. The recipes never take into account not knowing where your ovenproof dish is; […]

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Londoners, fond of ostentatiously democratised food, eating with their hands and fried potatoes dunked in ketchup, discovered a love for burgers that could not be controlled.

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It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.

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Cauliflower cheese

On October 17, 2012 By

Cauliflower cheese is ready for its close up

A reason to be pleased about the change in seasons, apart from all the leaves that need kicking and the hot chocolate that needs drinking, is cheese sauce. Plain old butter, flour, milk and Cheddar cheese sauce. The sauce that, when I […]

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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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Morroccan carrot soup

Yet again I am being stalked by carrots. I don’t know how they make it into the house, but they’re creeping in somehow. Every time I open the fridge, another bag of carrots has appeared and is developing a film of condensation and a layer of grey, flaking skin. “See […]

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