Tag Archives: Ginger

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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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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Best granola! (to be pronounced in an American accent)

I think granola is just the American word for muesli and though I much prefer our strange and earthy, somewhat comical, name for it, there’s something more satisfying to be had from the tinkling noise of these toasted clusters hitting … 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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Ginger lemonade concentrate

We missed the elderflower season by just a hair’s breadth this year due to damp sprigs and rather tardy action on our part. Thrilled at the thought of brewing our own poky elderflower champagne, we had the recipe, the bottles, … 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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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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