Weekend Herb Blogging

Pork medallions in a creamy chanterelle sauce

September 28, 2008

Do you remember your first time?  The anticipation?  The excitement? The way everybody seemed to know all about it except you?  I remember it well – because my first time was only last week! My first time cooking with chanterelle mushrooms, that is.  What did you think I was talking about? :o) In a way, […]

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Elderberry and nectarine crisp

September 21, 2008

Apologies for the  (relative!)  brevity of this post, but I am writing in the middle of the night, before departing for Oktoberfest, and I need some sleep… I am always envious of other food bloggers who talk abtou their foraging expeditions.  Some go lookign for berries, others pick up apples from neighbouring trees, and still others […]

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Thyme and sage roasted spaghetti squash – and a cautionary tale

September 14, 2008

Human beings are, as a rule, obsessed with youth and remaining young.  You only have to glance through your local newspaper to see the advertisements for botox (for the stunned as opposed to stunning look!); cosmetic surgery; or lotions and potions "guaranteed" to make you look younger within hours. It seems as if we can't […]

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Potato salad with apple and thyme

September 7, 2008

I swear that I am turning into a crabby old lady before my eyes.  At least half the words that come out of my mouth these days could just as easily have come out of my mother's mouth… and we all know how we fear turning into our parents ;-)  I have caught myself complaining that […]

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Nectarine and coriander leaf salsa with seared tuna steaks

August 29, 2008

It may not be particularly summery in London, but if you read as many blogs as often as I do, then you will start to experience summer vicariously through all the lovely summery dishes that people like Susan, Kalyn and David, Pille and Anne have been posting.  Clearly in some parts of the world it has […]

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Rosemary roasted beetroot and butternut

July 13, 2008

It’s been a while since I participated in Weekend Herb Blogging, the perenially popular event created by the lovely Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.  Not because I don’t cook vegetables, you understand, but because I always think ‘oh, I’ll post on Sunday because that’s the deadline’ and before you know it, it’s midnight on Sunday nightand […]

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Cauliflower steaks – and a call for help

May 18, 2008

What is it with the world these days?  Everywhere you look there's more disaster, pain, misery and suffering.  And more and more I find that, with the barrage of bad news leaping out at us every day from the media, people suffer from compassion fatigue.  Looking at the figures, there must be many people who […]

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