Archive | January, 2013
Cucumber Soup with Smoked Salmon

Cucumber Soup with Smoked Salmon

I can’t eat cucumber. It’s not that I don’t like it, but rather that it doesn’t like me. Eating raw cucumber inevitably gives me reflux. However, I remember one Christmas as a teenager when, despite my protestations, my mother forced me into trying this soup. I loved it and for some reason it had no […]

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Roasted Bay Tomatoes

Roasted Bay Leaf Tomatoes

My fresh herb supplier, Paran, gave me a box of beautiful, ripe summer tomatoes recently. I’m not sure what variety they were, but they bigger than cherry tomatoes and smaller than the standard variety you find in the supermarket. I used some to make a large batch of kasundi – an Indian spiced-tomato relish that […]

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Seared Scallops and Bacon Crumble Brunch

This year’s Christmas brunch had something for everyone around our table. My Dad loves scallops (although he insists on taking the deliciously sweet roe off them to feed to the cat! Although I love my cat, the roe is the best part of the scallop as far as I’m concerned. I wouldn’t part with it! […]

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Summer Broad Bean Salad

Our broad beans produced a bumper crop this year. That’s fine with me because I love fresh broad beans and have a million different ways to eat them. I love their smooth, rich, sweet flavour. This simple dish is one of our summer favourites. It has a lovely combination of textures and fresh tastes, but […]

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