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February 17th, 2014

Dhansak dhal

For the first time in my life, I now own a coffee grinder which can also grind spices. After coming across this recipe for Dhansak dhal I was really curious to try out making my own spice mixes. Dhansak is a traditional Parsi recipe – kind of a mix of Indian and Persian cuisine it seems […]

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July 12th, 2013

Salami and buffalo mozzarella pizza

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I’ve been using another pizza dough recipe lately, one from Lucky Peach. It’s a bit of effort to make without a mixer with a dough hook (takes a lot of beating with a wooden spoon and a lot of messing kneading). It freezes really well though, so I have been making batches and freezing balls […]

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May 6th, 2013

Quince & lamb meatballs

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A variation on a recipe from Jerusalem. I had planned to make quinces stuffed with lamb, but the quinces we had some codling moth damage, so I cut off the usable bits and made meatballs in quince sauce instead. The meatballs had a wonderful flavour from the allspice and ginger, and the quinces had a […]

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April 25th, 2013

Crab Curry

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This was a while ago now (just getting the blog back up to date after a busy time moving house). I volunteered to cook a crab curry using my grandmother’s recipe (above) for an Indian-themed feast at a friend’s house. I’d never cooked with crab before. I must admit, I did feel a little sad […]

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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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July 1st, 2012

My new favourite way to make chicken stock

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Why is it my favourite? Because it’s very very VERY easy, tastes delicious, and very hard to mess up. You start with your regular stock ingredients: a whole, good quality, free-range chicken (this is important), carrots, celery, parsley, shiitake mushrooms, onions, salt, and whole peppercorns. Split the skin of the chicken between the thigh and […]

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December 11th, 2011

Zucchini fritters

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I tried making zucchini fritters for the first time the other day. I did my typical first-time-recipe-research-thingy of googling around for anything to do with “zucchini fritters”, reading all the recipes, seeing what I liked, then making something up that sounded about right. All the recipes included zucchini (of course), either grated or very thinly […]

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December 5th, 2011

Kale and brown rice pie

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It would seem that it’s brassica season: the kale at the market is enormous and cheap at the moment. For the pie: cooked brown rice, parmesan cheese, onion. I cooked the onion seperately separately (I can never spell that word) with some herbs, And cooked the kale in a pan with some parsley, then squeezed […]

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November 6th, 2011

Crispy herb and lemon chicken

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Readers (assuming, of course, that I have readers), will have noticed that I haven’t been updating this blog regularly. The reason for this is that I’ve been a little busy in the lead-up to my own wedding. Now that that’s over, I can get back to the real business of cooking delicious meals for me […]

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August 17th, 2011

Slow roasted lamb shanks with lemon and dill

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Delicious, rich, soft, dark, sticky meat, served with crispy potatoes and a good blob of rich tzatziki. I’ve never done shanks like this before, but I felt like lamb, and they were very cheap. To start, I prepared the shanks by marinating them in the juice of a few lemons, olive oil, salt, pepper, and […]

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