Recipes – gluten-free

Courgette & feta terrine with a roasted red pepper chipotle coulis

Thumbnail image for Courgette & feta terrine with a roasted red pepper chipotle coulis August 8, 2013

Do you think you have a fairly good working knowledge of internationally recognised celebratory days?  Christmas, New year, Eid, Chinese New year, Diwali, Easter, International Women’s Day, World AIDS day and so forth? Well if you ever wanted to confirm your ignorance, step into the wonderful world of food blogging and learn about all the […]

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Papas arrugadas con mojo verde (Canary Islands wrinkled potatoes)

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When we first came to London, I remember sitting in the Tube and reading advertisements for a concert at Leeds Castle.  I remember thinking how odd – why would you travel all the way up north to Leeds when you could attend any number of concerts of all descriptions on any given night in London? […]

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Glazed radishes on garlicky radish greens

Thumbnail image for Glazed radishes on garlicky radish greens July 3, 2013

A few years ago, I used to run a blogging event together with by blogging BFFs Andrew and Johanna.  Some of you may remember it: Waiter, There’s Something in My…  Every month we came up with a theme and asked people to make dish that fit in with the theme.  Some were easy:  soup with […]

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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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Strawberry carpaccio with smoked balsamic reduction and toasted pistachios

Thumbnail image for Strawberry carpaccio with smoked balsamic reduction and toasted pistachios May 22, 2013

When my brother and I were teenagers, we went through a phase (doesn’t everyone?) of wanting to start a band. I could play the piano; he could play the saxophone (well it was the 1980s – saxophones were de reigeur for all self-respecting bands); we could both write lyrics; and his friend Clinton Smith was willing to […]

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Skrei cod with a miso glaze – and how to buy sustainable cod

Thumbnail image for Skrei cod with a miso glaze – and how to buy sustainable cod May 15, 2013

“So you’re a food blogger then?  Ok, so what’s your signature dish?”  It’s a question I dread, and one that I do not have an answer to.  It is part of the (totally erroneous) assumption that food bloggers cook only lark’s tongues lightly sautéed in truffle butter and garnished with pure gold leaf. People read […]

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Roasted cauliflower soup with garam masala for in between days

Thumbnail image for Roasted cauliflower soup with garam masala for in between days April 24, 2013

In between days. It’s a phrase that seems designed to enable people to overlay any meaning they wish onto it; a phrase that changes meaning for me depending on what is going on in my life.  I first heard it as the title of a wonderful song by The Cure and like a pebble in […]

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