Entries tagged sage

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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July 17th, 2011

Mushroom soup

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This one is for a vegetarian friend, who complained that she couldn’t read my blog because I always post “too much raw pork”. We do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food, but I don’t seem to post it here as often. The various field mushrooms are quite cheap at the market at the […]

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February 9th, 2011

BBQ lamb cutlets with lemon; watermelon, fried sage and persian feta salad

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You read that right – watermelon, sage and feta salad. Just butter fried sage leaves (nice and crispy)… persian feta (and some of it’s marinating oil)… …and diced watermelon. It sounds strange, but the combination of sweet/salty/crunchy/soft was so much more than the sum of its parts. For the lamb I just rubbed the cutlets […]

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December 1st, 2010

Bolognese sauce

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I made bolognese sauce today. I’m semi-famous for my bolognese amongst certain friends, which is a little odd because I always seem to make it a different way. I use different a mix of meats (always beef; sometimes pork, veal, or chicken – this time beef, veal and pork), different vegetables (always onion and fresh […]

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November 29th, 2010

Roast leg of lamb with sage and lemon

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October 17th, 2010

Poached chicken and leeks with aioli

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Based on a recipe by Fergus Henderson. It’s a great technique for cooking chicken – you place the whole chicken and stock vegetables with water in a pot, bring it to the boil, and then immediately cover and turn off the heat – the chicken cooks slowly as the water cools. You get a succulent […]

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September 22nd, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs

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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 19th, 2010

Roast chicken with apple and leek stuffing

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I got a corn-fed free-range chook from our local gourmet supermarket – much better (and I hope more ethical) than your regular hormone-fed, cage-reared variety. I squeezed some lemon over the carrots in the pan and they ended up with a lovely tartness to them as well. Making the stuffing – I cooked up some […]

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September 9th, 2010

Chicken and leek pie with home-made puff pastry

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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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September 6th, 2010

Roast pumpkin and rocket salad with mustard vinaigrette

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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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