Tag Archives: Coriander

Diversion Tactics

Sometimes, the best away around getting on with work is just not to do any at all. So it was on Tuesday, when we sat down to write recipes together, that we found ourselves distracted by the thought of lunch, … Continue reading

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HDs in Blakeney

While Ellie was in Beirut and my other half was in Barbados, I was keeping it real in Blakeney. Mum, Alfred, the dog and I set off on a pilgrimage back to my homeland in a car packed to the … 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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Cool prawn pho for a hot city night

When the summer’s here but the clouds refuse to break so that the city is shrouded in a perpetual, temper-inducing fug of humidity, the only thing I fancy eating is a clean, Vietnamese pho. I’ve been meaning to try my … 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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Ultimate veggie chilli

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting 8 lovely ladies for a weeknight supper and long overdue catch up. When I’m feeding lots of people on a school night and I want to join in the conversation rather than … Continue reading

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Split Tyre, Split Yellow Dhal

This is a recipe for a very makeshift, very warming dhal made of split yellow peas. It’s cheap, easy, massively filling and is about the only thing you’ll have ingredients for when you too stumble in from the sleet with … Continue reading

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Cod, prawn and pumpkin laksa

There has been a lot of bowl food going down in our flat recently – plenty of stews, soups and curries packed with deep, fragrant spices traditional to countries much closer to the equator yet, thankfully, abundant on Brixton market*.  … Continue reading

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Chicken, chorizo and white bean casserole

There have been a lot of stews, casseroles and curries cooking in my kitchen recently. I have to admit that salad has not featured very heavily during the cold snap*. After trudging home in the sludge, all I’ve been craving … Continue reading

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