Category Archives: Salads

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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Pauper’s butter bean and rosemary hummus

Not to be missed. Just a quick post before I grab my bag and fly away to a beautifully rugged Greek island tomorrow morning. Ha! Just thought I’d slip that in there. This simple substitute recipe for hummus came to … Continue reading

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Sweet curried onion, chickpea and mackerel salad

I’ve made this salad twice this week and I’m already looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow. The somewhat utilitarian beigeness of the chickpea, onion and cauliflower is enlivened by the lime, chilli, coriander and spices, resulting in a delicious … 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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Kitchen Club now open!

On Sunday we opened Rosie’s beautiful kitchen overlooking the allotment and welcomed in a bunch of hungry strangers and a new era for Salad Club. Kitchen Club is now officially open and its first installment was a resounding success! Thank … 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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One pot chorizo and barley stew

My first go at this was made up from one of our secret suppers’ leftovers – the rich juices of roasted peppers, a handful of olive stones and half a pack of pot barley – but it’s just as easy … Continue reading

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Beach hut brunch

Yesterday’s cool, bright weather had me in a yellow beach hut on the South coast making scotch eggs by candle light. Limited to a small gas oven, a packet of real cheap bangers and half a dozen eggs in a … Continue reading

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Work it

A word in your ear regarding tossing. As I lay on the hot grass at Leon founder Henry Dimbleby’s barbeque at this year’s Big Chill, I was reminded of the importance of tossing a good salad. Whoever Henry’s accomplice was … Continue reading

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