Entries tagged bacon

May 3rd, 2012

Cabbage and carrot with smoky bacon and juniper berries

A tasty side dish, to have with smoked fish. Made up out of what was handy: cabbage, carrot, bacon and juniper berries in a pan. I added a splash of white wine (because I had a glass in my hand) and a few tablespoons of pickling brine from some bread and butter pickles that I […]

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December 5th, 2010

Quiche with filo pastry


The other night, Kate made a delicious and simple dessert – cases of layered filo pastry, butter, sugar and almond meal, which she baked and then filled with yoghurt, honey and berries. They were delicious and had a kind of middle-eastern baclava quality to them. There was a lot of filo left, and inspired by […]

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September 22nd, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs


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 9th, 2010

Chicken and leek pie with home-made puff pastry


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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August 29th, 2010

Fried egg on toast with tzatziki and bacon

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