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September 22nd, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs

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We saw The Hayloft Project’s re-imagining of Thyestes last week, which was excellent. They managed to take an old Greek tragedy (Greek tragedy being all about dramatic irony), and through some very clever scripting and staging made it even more ironic than the original. I mention it here because it included a very memorable scene involving […]

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September 19th, 2010

Quiche with chicken, brie and shallots

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I tried a new pastry recipe today – the “basic pie pastry” from James Peterson’s excellent book Baking, which is as it sounds – an extremely comprehensive guide to baking just about anything. The pastry was quick to make and was crispier and lighter than other pie pastries I’ve made in the past – I […]

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September 9th, 2010

Chicken and leek pie with home-made puff pastry

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The filling was a mixture of chicken, leek, carrot, bacon, herbs, stock, and some butter and flour to give it a pie-filling consistency. I’ve made plenty of chicken pies, but never my own puff pastry. The best store-bought puff pastry that I’ve found is Careme, which is all-butter and hand made, but at $10 a […]

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September 1st, 2010

Roast pumpkin, caramelised onion and blue cheese tart

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August 16th, 2010

Homemade sausage roll with watercress salad and aioli

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Well, not real aioli – it’s just extra salad dressing – mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice, mustard, salt and crushed garlic. Tasty though! I’d made the sausage rolls ages ago and this was the last one sitting in the freezer. Next time I’ll remember to put some bread in the sausage mix so that it […]

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