Entries tagged salt

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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April 27th, 2013

Flatbread

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From the recipe in the Moro cookbook. The dough takes about an hour, they cook in around 5 minutes, and are much better than shop-bought flatbread.

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April 25th, 2013

Lavosh

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A bit more recent than the crab curry (hence the new kitchen). Home made lavosh crackers are surprisingly easy, and totally worth it (especially considering how expensive they are to buy). We’ve made them a few times. I’m pretty sure we used this recipe. Easy yes, but a little messy. I recommend an apron.

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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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September 4th, 2012

Roast beetroot and orange salad

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Roast beetroot, orange segments, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt. That’s it, a recipe in list form.

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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 13th, 2012

Roast broccoli and fennel, chicken soup, brown rice

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Oh, the wonderful things you can make when you have good chicken soup handy in the freezer. Roast broccoli is my new favourite way to do broccoli: in a roasting tray, sprinkled with olive oil, salt and cumin, roasted in a very hot oven for 40 minutes or so. The stalks go creamy, the heads […]

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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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July 31st, 2012

Onion soup

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I seem to be turning this into some kind of “soup diary”. Maybe because its winter. Today: Onion soup! Lots of onions (I think I used about 8): brown slowly in a pot with butter and olive oil. Really slowly: it should take around 45 minutes, give or take. Stir a lot, scraping the sweet caramelised […]

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