Category Archives: Recipes

Courgette Pizza

I was inspired to make a courgette pizza base I found at the thekitchensgarden and than I liked it so much I made it again and took pictures. Today Martin, the farmer I buy courgettes from, asked me for the … Continue reading

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Salade Niçoise

The Niçoise Salad is said to have been created in the late 19th Century and probably contained tomatoes, anchovies and olive oil. These days there’s much debate over the correct ingredients – Jacques Médecin, ex mayor of Nice and traditionalist, … Continue reading

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Empanada de Atún

Empanadas are pies that come from Galicia in the North West of Spain. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means to wrap in bread. These pies come quite large, baked in a dish, or small and half … Continue reading

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Beef Casserole

I had some leftover roast beef and decided to use it up by making a casserole. I do like buying larger than necessary joints of meat, because they cook more evenly than a small joint, you get to use the … Continue reading

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Merluza con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Hake with Chickpeas and Chorizo I really enjoyed a bacalao with chickpeas and chorizo dish recently in Barcelona and thought I’d cook something similar at home. Hake is quite a good substitute for bacalao, since it’s from the same fish … Continue reading

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Pollo alla Cacciatora

I had half a large chicken, which had been languishing in the freezer and some good tomatoes and mushrooms in the fridge, so Chicken Cacciatore was an obvious choice for supper. Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian classic – the word … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

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