Weekend Herb Blogging

Cumin and caraway honey-roast carrots

May 4, 2008

Sometimes, the simplest things are the best.  A really good espresso.  A perfectly ripe peach Hot buttered toast. Freshly squeezed orange juice. And the same holds true for vegetables.  If you buy the freshest and best you can afford, then you need to do very little to them to make them into something special. One […]

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Lunch in a flash – cheesy vegetable quesadillas

April 20, 2008

I love my weekends at home.  Which I know some of you will find hard to believe, given the number of weekends I spend away from home in some exotic foreign land!  But the truth is, I get very excited about the prospect of a weekend at home. I love the fact that I have […]

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Spring is in the air with a wild garlic risotto

April 12, 2008

[Before I say anything else, thanks so much to those of you who have been enquiring after Nick’s health after I posted about him last week.  You’ll be pleased to know Nick is much improved!  The antibiotics have cleared up the lymphadenitis, and the shingles is slowly being beaten into submission by regular doses of […]

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Sauteed curly kale with wholegrain mustard

March 30, 2008

It seems that winter is just not releasing its grip on this little island.  Every time we have a crisp, sunny day, everyone thinks "woo hoo – winter is finally over!".  And then the next day dawns and there are gale force winds, driving rain and even snow.  So despite my longing for broad bean […]

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Three pepper and mushroom fritata

February 17, 2008

Much as I love being on holiday, one of the downsides is that you get back home and there is nothing of any use in the fridge.  I got the habit from my mom to plan meals in the run-up to a family holiday in such a way that by the day we left there […]

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Aunt Dulcie’s tomato and marmalade soup

February 10, 2008

If you read this blog with any regularity, you will have noticed that I seem to go around collecting recipes from all my family and friends – and you'd be spot-on!  Yes, it's all fine and well to buy beautifully illustrated cookbooks and dream of making truffle foams served in espresso cups or pomegranate granitas, […]

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Roasted root vegetable soup

February 3, 2008

Every now and again, the stories pop up in the tabloids.  The image of the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich or in a piece of watermelon.  The image of Mother Theresa on a cinnamon bun.  The image of Jesus on a tortilla. I tend to do a bit of eye-rolling and turn the […]

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