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01July_TruffleMushroom

Truffled baby portobello mushroom

A while back I was talking to one of my friends about truffle. I said I place truffle butter under the skin of my Christmas turkey and he asked if I served it with mushrooms to bridge the flavours. There was not a mushroom in sight at my Christmas dinner but I kept thinking about … Continue reading

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The comforting taste of a quiche

Quiche is one of my favourite dishes. I don’t make it very often and sometimes I cheat and buy ready made but it is just not the same. My love for quiche is not shared by M who will eat it but sort of look around for a main course afterwards. M’s hesitation doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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Duck carnitas with roasted cherries

Carnitas means little meats in the Mexican cuisine. It is pork cooked low and slow until it is super, falling apart tender. I didn’t have any pork at home so I decided to use two duck legs I had in the fridge. Two duck legs is not enough for dinner for M and myself, he … Continue reading

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Vinadloo(ish) chicken curry with grapefruit raita

I had all the best intentions to make a chicken Vindaloo by the book. All traditionalists please look away, I changed a little here, I added a little there and the base is a Vindaloo chicken curry that I found on the Saveur Magazine site. Their recipe bank is a treasure trove! I made it … Continue reading

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Prosciutto and chard wrapped pork with goats cheese and elderflower

There is an amazing amount of elderflowers around  and I can’t find a good place to pick enough to make something substantial such  as cordial or wine. I picked a few flowers and brought them home. I wasn’t sure what to do with them but I had an idea.   Elderflowers    I had a … Continue reading

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Lobster with crispy tofu and mango and lime dressing

The fishmonger told me last week that it seems like the lobsters are late this summer. He thought it might be due to the fact that the weather hasn’t been great at the start of the summer but this week has been wonderful. This might be why the lobsters have come out and I got … Continue reading

10June_SeafoodChowder

Light seafood chowder

I got up early one morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. In the end I got up and went for a walk on the beach thinking that I should eat more seafood. I was thinking along the lines of clam chowder. This is one of my favourite seafood soups but I actually don’t want … Continue reading

09June_RoastingSpices

Szechuan pepper and clove dry rubbed, roasted pulled chicken with a fruity glaze

I was in London the other day and I went to the Japan Centre and did what I love to do, bought so much I had to give up when it was too heavy! I mainly stocked up on the usual, rice wine vinegar, tofu and a few other ingredients but I loved the look … Continue reading

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The first delicious spring veg

It is so exciting when we can pick the first of the vegetables at the allotment and it was time to thin the beetroots, parsnips, kholrabi and the turnips. We had a bit of a hot spell and everything has been growing so fast.     The turnips were unfortunately eaten by something and I … Continue reading

02June_CurryDish

Mango coconut chicken and tofu curry

Last week we were promised a heatwave this week. I am not sure where it went but instead we have gale force winds and pouring rain. I can hear the wind blowing through the front door and the rain smattering on the windows. The weather has an impact on what I want to eat and … Continue reading

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