May 28, 2009
In a rare moment of dining alone, I took the opportunity to have some fish. Salmon leapt into my hands (not literally) and I tore home to prepare. A sprinkle of salt, pepper, cumin and coriander both sides and then the fish goes into a hot pan skin-side down. Just as it starts to brown […]
May 27, 2009
I follow the ever-efficient @ShortOrderMom on Twitter, and her frugal yet interesting recipes always catch my eye. This one is the primavera style sauce, not really heard of in the UK. It’s something that caught on in the States in 70s, then became kitsch and fell away out of fashion. I’ve heard restaraunts updating the […]
May 19, 2009
I took the rare opportunity to do an entire meal on the BBQ, thanks to a timely blast of good weather. Chicken breasts are pounded flat and seasoned, then put straight on to the hot grill. Oiled asparagus joins it on the bars. Meanwhile on the hotplate side some capers are pushed around until they […]
May 18, 2009
Once again the wonderful Delicious magazine brings another great recipe. Grab a lentil curry ready meal and mix with freshly-boiled veg – a clever way to mix the tricky parts of Indian cookery with ‘real’ ingredients.
May 11, 2009
Pesto epitomises my favourite foods: it simultaneously celebrates the individual ingredients and yet comes together to create an exciting new taste. If that wasn’t good enough, the sauce is ready before the pasta’s boiled. I don’t know who first had the idea for this, but they are worth applauding. It’s not much of a recipe, […]
May 6, 2009
Geez my photography is getting worse. Sorry about that. I made this initially from Jamie Oliver’s 2008 Christmas special (made in that case with leftover turkey), and was surprised I didn’t blog it at the time. So here’s the repeat. After a wonderful roast chicken for Sunday lunch, there were ample leftovers for this tasty […]
May 5, 2009
As the green spear season trundles on, I continue to lavish attention on it by frying some slices of parma ham until crisp like shards of salt, and serving with steamed emerald asparagus from a local farm.
May 3, 2009
I’m a big fan of Great British Menu, a programme that has food and its preparation and assembly utterly wedded to its heart. Chefs from regions of the UK compete in pairs to produce courses for an exceptional banquet. This series they are producing food for returning servicemen and women, therefore celebratory homely food is […]