Category Archives: Picnics

The great outdoors

What a beautiful Easter weekend we had here at Salad Club. From beach hut breakfasts in Calshot to picnics in Brockwell park, we managed to spend almost every mealtime outside, only venturing indoors for loo breaks and sleeps. There’s quite … Continue reading

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Return of the scotch egg

It turns out scotch eggs are nothing at all to do with the Scots. There I was on Saturday, back in the beach hut exactly a year on from last October’s foray into scotch egg-manufacturing and rolling out an efficient … Continue reading

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At last, harissa!

I’ve been looking for good harissa in Brixton for some time. Having dabbled in the hot-but-nothing-more Le Phare du Cap Bon brand, I’ve always been disappointed with its lack of depth and flavour. It adds nothing to a pot of … Continue reading

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Food to restore

A quick lunch for a new mum friend of mine, with ingredients scooped into my rucksack from the market… From left to right: Salad of aubergine, walnut and mint Prick and roast one large aubergine under the grill until the … Continue reading

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Chutney beef burgers

The sands of time are slipping through my hands just now. I feel the quickened pace of things more keenly since I handed in my notice and started arranging plans, constantly flipping open my diary¬† to wonder how all these … Continue reading

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Spontaneous gazpacho for a summer’s weekend

Aha! There it was, that heat wave we were all looking for and which scorched so fiercely that I realised yesterday, much to my embarrassment, that I was the reddest person in Tesco. While I wait for my crisped-up, sorry … Continue reading

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Spring Kitchen Suppers

It is nothing other than a deep felt pleasure to put away the casserole pots, baking trays and oven gloves after what has been an unseasonably long Winter. I know, of course, how excited we were when Autumn kicked in … Continue reading

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Why we love Brixton market

If you’re a regular reader, you already know how we feel about the market which lies on Ellie’s old doorstep on Electric Avenue. We both live a short cycle ride away now, and still swing by after work for weekly … Continue reading

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A bit on the side

Sometimes, when people arrive for a secret supper and they’re first through the door, the best way to welcome them is to get something on the table pretty pronto. They should of course be thanked – celebrated, even – for … Continue reading

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A warm potato salad for a sunny winter’s day

Before the deluge set in that evening, Saturday was one of those beautifully bright and crisp winter’s days – the type of day that always makes me feel dramatic and optimistic. I woke up stupidly early, threw open the curtains … Continue reading

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