cheese – feta

Spaghetti squash, feta and chilli risotto

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  “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” - John Lennon So on Saturday 9 February I was planning to have quadrilogie de canard for lunch at LeVaffiue, Les Get in the French Alps. But life intervened and instead, I found myself lying in agony in the snow with a broken femur beside Le Yeti […]

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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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Wholewheat quick bread with olives, feta, spring onions and za’atar

Thumbnail image for Wholewheat quick bread with olives, feta, spring onions and za’atar August 9, 2011

  It’s funny how we tend to define ourselves and out habits in absolute terms, even though anybody observing our habits from the outside would conclude that things are not nearly as absolute as we suggest.  I will tell you at the drop of a hat that I hate sport, period.  Doing it, watching it […]

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Feta, sage & Peppadew scones

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  Hands up – who likes a good haiku? I certainly do – and here’s one I made earlier          My reflection grows     Older with each passing year     But never wiser   What is it with wisdom?  Why is it so damn elusive?  I was talking to a dear friend’s 18-year old daughter the other day, […]

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Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon

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  As anybody who cooks for a living, or who blogs for an obsession, will know, going to eat at other people’s houses can be a social minefield.  First there is the “oh I can’t have YOU over for dinner – you won’t possibly enjoy the simple food that I can cook – too much […]

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Runner bean and feta gratin

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Ah, October.  How did you swing around again so fast? October is… … the 10th month in the Gregorian calendar (which we use today) but was the eighth month in the Roman calendar, hence the “oct” part of its name. … the month in which we celebrate St Crispin’s Day (patron saint of shoemakers) … […]

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Broad bean crostini and cocktails – for one!

July 19, 2007

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been moaning rather regularly about the weather of late.  I mean, it’s late July already and it feels as if we are still waiting for summer to get underway!  It’s all too depressing.  In fact, the only warm days I remember recently were the Henley […]

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