Monthly Archives: April 2009

What to do with a bag of carrots?

Carrots do have a tendency of hanging around in bags in the drawer of the fridge. I tend to buy them singly on the market so’s to avoid this congregation, but the odd runaway sack still slinks its way in … Continue reading

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Purple sprouting broccoli: from patch to plate

With permission from the neighbours, we’ve been helping ourselves to some beautiful purple sprouting broccoli from the allotment.¬† Its intense flavour is best accentuated with a light steaming. I served it as an accompaniment to pork chops but it also … Continue reading

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A sharp grilled chicken and courgette salad

Grill your strips of chicken breast and finely sliced lengths of courgette at the same time, at separate ends of the rack, both with a little black pepper and lemon juice to stop them from sticking. Meanwhile, arrange some mixed … Continue reading

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Another chance for tuna

I realise Rosie’s delivered two tuna salads in the last week, but I’ve only recently got over my fear of stinking, school time, wet-with-mayonnaise-white-bread tuna sandwiches. This is as much of a meat salad as it is fish, more so … Continue reading

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Fiery Mango and Ginger Chutney

This is a staple to many a good salad or cheese board and once tasted, tends to go with just about anything; curries, obviously, being the original friend. Peel and coarsely grate 2 large mangoes into a steel-bottomed pan, and … Continue reading

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Tuna two ways

I adore and regularly crave raw fish but recently I’ve been getting a bit bored of sliced sashimi with wasabi, ginger and soy – I wanted something with even more oomph and last week Raph came to the rescue. He … Continue reading

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The big dig.

On Saturday, instead of sleeping off a hangover, early birds Raph and I set about preparing the official Salad Club allotment patch – a job we’ve been putting off for far too long. Accompanied by Adam and Joe on the … Continue reading

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Last night’s jerk salmon, goats’ cheese & rocket salad.

It was Ellie’s turn to host at Electric Mansions last night and my turn to cook, with the help of an amazing jerk marinade courtesy of Barbeque Man who has promised to reveal the secret recipe in our summer barbeque … Continue reading

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Dandelion and walnut salad

Tear up some dandelion leaves, small white flowers included. Crush some walnuts and toss them amongst the leaves with a squeeze of lemon juice and olive oil and a few shavings of parmesan. May look best on a small plate … Continue reading

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Roasted vegetables w/ home made garlic aioli

Very easy, this one. This is how salads slide into more of a warm meal. Roughly chop into strips an aubergine, courgette, peppers of any colour, red onion (and some tomato if you like it), season well and add to … Continue reading

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