Entries tagged rocket

February 9th, 2012

Orange and rocket salad


Not much to say about this one – it’s just what it sounds like. Segmented orange (I still haven’t got the hang of this), a little garlic, olive oil, pepper, parsley. You don’t need any acid, as the orange juice is enough. It’s good with grilled meat or fish, or just about any Italian or […]

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January 2nd, 2012

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


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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October 23rd, 2010

Spaghetti carbonara with rocket


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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October 2nd, 2010

Pork cooked in milk with cinnamon and bay


From a recipe by Sam and Sam Clark. I’ve been meaning to cook this for years but never got around to it. The butcher down the road has just changed hands and now sells organic free-range cuts of pork (something I’m quite happy about), so I decided to give the recipe a try. Theoretically I’ve […]

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September 6th, 2010

Roast pumpkin and rocket salad with mustard vinaigrette


A simple tasty salad. I roasted the pumpkin with olive oil and sage, and used crushed garlic and wholegrain mustard in the vinaigrette.

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September 1st, 2010

Roast pumpkin, caramelised onion and blue cheese tart

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August 22nd, 2010

Pan-fried lemon sole with mashed potato


I was bit disappointed in this one actually – the fish stuck to the pan and ended up a bit rubbery and tasteless – I’ll remember to flour the fillets first next time.

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