Chickpea salad with basil, olives, red onion & feta

November 28, 2008

  Salads are your friend.  They really are – and I'm glad I discovered this at a relatively early age. If it were up to my father, I don't think salads would ever have graced our table.  He has a long-standing and deep-rooted suspicion for all things green and crunchy and I remember my mom serving […]

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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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Cool, crispy carrot and coriander salad

August 7, 2008

OK, will this little island that I live on please make up its mind as to what the weather is going to be doing?? After a pretty chilly and rainy start to the week, yesterday was just mad.  I left for work under cool, cloudy skies, clutching my cardigan and my umbrella.  I came outside […]

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Celeriac remoulade

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  Nick and I are currently trying our best to learn conversational Spanish.  Why?  Ummm, because I’ve always wanted to learn a modern European language (Latin, I’m told, doesn’t  count!), and Spanish seems the most useful as it’s spoken all over South America as well as in Spain.  So here we are, about halfway through our […]

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Char-grilled asparagus, courgette and haloumi salad – I’m in love!

June 12, 2008

Dear Nigel This is one of the hardest letters I've ever had to write.  Please know that, whatever follows below, you were my first love and for that you will always have a place in my heart. I remember when we met – I had no idea who you were.  All I knew was that […]

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Spicy lentil, radish and parsley salad

May 27, 2008

Oh, I had such good intentions. I came home on Friday afternoon and the three-day weekend stretched ahead of me as if it would never end.  Surely I would have time to do absolutely everything on my blog to do list?  I mean, how long can it take to post a couple of recipes, recategorise over […]

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