Entries tagged ham

July 28th, 2012

Ham and lentil soup

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A really simple soup, using my ham stock. I just fried off some onion, celery, carrot, potato, lentils and herbs and garlic for a little while, added the ham stock and bay leaves, and simmered until the lentils were cooked (skimming now and then)… … and added the ham right at the end. A really […]

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January 2nd, 2012

Poached egg; grilled leg ham; wilted rocket, mint and goats cheese

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This is from a few weeks ago — a breakfast made with delicious Spencer’s Brook ham from WA (we spent Christmas in Perth), and herbs from the garden. Kate made the perfect poached eggs.

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July 24th, 2011

Pea, ham and mint soup

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With a few silly mistakes along the way. This is another simple and quick soup to make—fried onions, mint, ham and bay leaves in olive oil. Once the onion is translucent you add some frozen peas for a few minutes, then top it up with stock—ideally ham stock, but it works pretty well with chicken […]

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October 23rd, 2010

Spaghetti carbonara with rocket

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I used ham instead of bacon, because that’s what we had handy. The secret to making a good carbonara is to make up the egg/cheese/bacon mix (I add some cooked onion, garlic and parsley) and pour it over the cooked pasta in a frying pan – otherwise you just get dry pasta and scrambled egg.

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