Recipes – gluten-free

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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Cajun blackened cod with creamy avocado dressing – and a NoMU giveaway [closed]

Thumbnail image for Cajun blackened cod with creamy avocado dressing – and a NoMU giveaway [closed] April 17, 2013

Don’t you hate it when you finally find the store that sells jeans that actually fit your shape – and it goes out of business.  Or you finally find the perfect  shade of concealer that does not make you look like an outpatient at the jaundice clinic – and the company discontinues that particular shade. […]

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Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Nduja and preserved lemon

Thumbnail image for Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Nduja and preserved lemon March 19, 2013

My brother and I have always been suckers for lists.  Lists of the top ten songs of the year; or the top ten fastest cars in the world; or the top ten tallest mountains – if it came in a numbered list we were all over it like a rash. In fact, I think my […]

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Blood orange & beetroot salsa with pan-fried salmon

Thumbnail image for Blood orange & beetroot salsa with pan-fried salmon March 13, 2013

“Never judge a book by its cover” – we’re told this from childhood and carry it with us into adulthood. It’s a kind of catch-all admonishment not to refuse to read a book because of its boring/ugly/frankly disturbing cover – take a look at these covers to see what I mean! Not to shun the […]

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Rose syrup poached fig & pomegranate pavlova recipe

Thumbnail image for Rose syrup poached fig & pomegranate pavlova recipe February 13, 2013

When I was about twelve, my mom had our bedrooms re-carpeted. I adored all the books of carpet samples that littered the house and spent hours poring over them, trying to imagine how each might look in my room.  In the end, I announced my choice:  a pale pink shag-pile carpet.  Luckily, my mother was […]

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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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