Salads

Potato salad with chive flowers and my Pinterest love affair

Thumbnail image for Potato salad with chive flowers and my Pinterest love affair June 4, 2013

Jimmy Soul sang: If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So from my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you If I am after a great meal, I will almost automatically shy away from a restaurant with a pretty view, […]

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Spinach, chorizo & baby potato salad with a sous vide poached egg

Thumbnail image for Spinach, chorizo & baby potato salad with a sous vide poached egg January 18, 2013

  The human brain likes things to work in predictable ways. It’s comforting to know that the shoe we left by the front door when we went to  bed will remain there.  (Of course, when the dog decides to bring it to our bedside in the  middle of the night, our brains tend not to […]

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Farro and roasted vegetable salad – an Olympic dish

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    So… rumour has it that a certain Very Very Large Sporting Event is about to take place, virtually in my back yard here in London.  For almost 12 years we have lived in what most west-Londoners considered a distant and drab backwater of the capital (pretty much how most west-Londoners regard anything east […]

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Fennel and blood orange salad with toasted pistachios

Thumbnail image for Fennel and blood orange salad with toasted pistachios April 4, 2012

  “You can’t go swimming for at least an hour after lunch, otherwise you’ll get cramp and drown!” “While you are living under my roof, you’ll abide by my rules.” “You’re going out wearing that?  You’ll catch your death of cold!” “I didn’t ask you how it got there, I asked you to pick it […]

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Grilled goat’s cheese and pear salad with cranberries & pine nuts

Thumbnail image for Grilled goat’s cheese and pear salad with cranberries & pine nuts January 9, 2012

  So, hands up – who likes this time of year? It’s grey outside… the sun sets by 4pm (well, it does in London!)… you’re broke after the Christmas spending extravaganza… your diet is staring you in the face demanding some action… and your New Year’s resolutions may already be just a vague memory. Hmmm, […]

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Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad – and a BBQ event!

Thumbnail image for Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad – and a BBQ event! August 22, 2011

People often ask me “so what is the difference between an English BBQ and a South African braai?” They both involve the cooking of meat outdoors over an open fire, and yes you can make an argument that the type of meat you cook is the distinguishing feature (because pork sausages and burgers will never […]

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Radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with truffle oil & pomegranate – how things change!

Thumbnail image for Radish, celeriac & pecorino salad with truffle oil & pomegranate – how things change! June 13, 2011

  You’ve all heard the saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, right? Well, I do believe it’s true.  You change jobs; you change size; you change partners; you change your taste in music; you change countries; you change hair cut/colour; you change your wardrobe.  But despite all these changes, some things […]

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