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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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February 3rd, 2014

Home cured bacon

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This was an interesting one… much easier than I thought it would be. I used Michael Ruhlman’s recipe from here. You just take a pork belly, rub it with a dry cure mix (mostly salt and sugar), and leave it in the fridge for 7 days. You need a little nitrite salt in the mix to […]

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December 2nd, 2013

Salmon in chirimea sauce

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Another recipe from Jerusalem. I think after Nigel Slater’s Appetite it is now the cookbook that I’ve cooked the most recipes from.  It seems to be one of those cookbooks where everything turns out exactly like the picture. This was a really interesting dish. The sauce is quite spicy but subtle, and it includes roasted […]

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November 7th, 2013

Broad beans, peas and mint

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Just what it sounds like. And all* from our garden! * Well, except for the salt, olive oil, and pepper. But not a bad effort…

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June 22nd, 2013

Chicken liver pâté

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I’ve never made pâté before: something about it just seemed impossibly complicated in my mind. But it really isn’t hard at all. I used Nigel Slater’s recipe, it has a short ingredients list and is really quick, just a little messy (and kinda gross looking, especially those livers). The result is great though: very creamy, […]

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June 22nd, 2013

Pasta with preserved artichokes and green stuff

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Green stuff? Yes, green stuff. Pistachios (unsalted), capers, parsley, crushed to a paste with anchovies and garlic. Pretty tasty.

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May 8th, 2013

Roast pork for friends

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Roast pork again, this time with some juniper berries rubbed into the meat along with crushed (fresh) bay leaves and garlic. Pretty great with single-malt whisky (it turns out).

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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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September 2nd, 2012

Overly elaborate chicken pie

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The most complicated pie I’ve ever made. I knew I wanted a chicken pie, and I kind-of made this up as I went along. It was fun to make, and tasted great. First up: the pastry. I made some quick puff pastry using roughly combined flour, water and butter — rolled and folded 4 times […]

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August 12th, 2012

Very slow roasted leg of lamb, with stovetop carrots and tzatziki

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Another great one for winter. The butcher had some lovely “easy carve” legs of lamb (which means most of the bone has been removed), so this is what I tried. It would work just as well (or probably even better) with lamb shoulder or just some shanks. This recipe is a conglomeration of years of […]

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