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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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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Spinach and coconut soup

On October 18, 2010 By

Spinach and coconut soup

Winter is drawing near. It’s taken its time to get here, inching its way in while our attention was giddily caught by turning leaves and laden hedgerows. But now, when I walk out of my front door, the first thing I do I shiver. The blue skies and patches [...]

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Roast tomato and mint soup

When I moved back to London, Leonard and The Enigmatic Mr S very kindly let me move into their spare room while I looked for somewhere to live. This was on the understanding that I’d earn my keep by cooking them amazing meals and thus saving them from [...]

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Butternut and carrot soup

I have a longing for orange at the moment. I wander around shops scanning the shelves for orange napkins, table cloths, plates, curtains, glasses, anything really. I’ve had to ban myself from clothes shopping in case my wardrobe ends up tangoed. Luckily, there isn’t much in the [...]

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Grilled cheese and ale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a week since Christmas Day and still there are leftovers. Boxes of chocolates, tubs of Turkish delight, scraps of smoked salmon, bits of cheese, so many bottles of gin, wine and beer. I eye the fridge like a [...]

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Parsnip and apple coleslaw

You’d think that being a blogger would mean that I am a self-obsessed narcissist who loves to stand out from the crowd. This is true, but like normal people I also enjoy being part of a crowd now and then. Preferably a crowd who will [...]

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Sweetcorn and paprika soup

It’s mid-September and Autumn’s abundance is upon us. The shops are full of red, yellow and purple things and chief amongst these is sweetcorn. There are piles of corn on the cobs everywhere. The savviest shopper will be lured in by the seasonality, buy [...]

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Egg and double cress sandwiches

The grass in the park near my house has just been mown. It smelt damp and fresh and green as I walked home and made me think of picnics. Sandwiches wrapped in clingfilm until they’re bent out of shape and going soggy as [...]

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