Tag Archives: Garlic

2 courses for 3 loved ones

Feeding friends is one of the easiest things to do. On a school night, when the skies are dark and the tube is on strike, the fact that they’re willing to schlep their way south for a bowl of something … Continue reading

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Sweet sticky ribs for cold hands

As promised, I thought I’d slip in a recipe more in keeping with the Siberian winds and sheet ice outside. In this harsh climate, the thing to do is embrace your inner cave woman, abandon cold cutlery and devour plates … Continue reading

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Best beef stew

I wanted to draft this before going on holiday so that you’d have something ideal for these increasingly bitter nights while I’m away. It’s confusing to be packing summer clothes and sunscreen at the same time as writing up a … Continue reading

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Hedgehog potatoes and other animals

It’s quite depressing to see Christmas merchandise in the supermarkets before I’ve even cooked my first roast of the Autumn. We’ve gone from tropical monsoon to Indian summer in the space of a week, no one knows what to wear … 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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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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Wild Garlic and Watercress Soup

Yesterday’s mild, fragrant air sprung the desire in me to knock up a simple watercress soup – something fresh and green, but warm, for a cool and light evening. My friend Anna, who’s been tussling with her little Brixton garden, … Continue reading

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Spicy tomato and chilli jam

This zingy jam went down rather well at our secret supper so I thought I’d let you all in on the recipe which I adapted from Good Tempered Food, one of my new favourite cookbooks. I was looking for a … 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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