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Sopa Seca (Dry Soup)

This is a Portuguese bread and garlic soup, Sopa Seca de Alho, which reminds me somewhat of the Spanish Sopa de Ajo (while being quite different at the same time). Bread soups were, apparently, brought to Iberia by the Moors … Continue reading

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Asparagus – griddled

May 6th, 2013 I was delighted to find Asparagus at the farmers’ market yesterday. The season is short, April 23rd to June 21st for the UK and it’s late this year! Asparagus is at its very best when freshly picked, so … Continue reading

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Duck and Egg Mayonnaise

August 17th, 2012 I made mayonaise for a lunchtime egg salad sandwich today (see here for my home made mayonnaise recipe) and had some inspiration from something that I’d seen on television recently. BBC2 have been showing Exploring China: A Culinary … Continue reading

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Poacher’s Pie

August 13th 2011 I went to the butchers, yesterday, to buy some lamb for Sunday roast. I also wanted something hearty to last me for a couple of days and they had some pie veal, ready prepared. Veal’s very good, … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs

April 24th 2011 Traditionally eggs are seen as a symbol for the earth’s rebirth in springtime – this goes back thousands of years to pagan times when people believed that the earth died in winter and was reborn in spring. It … Continue reading

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Hake

August 25th, 2010 I hadn’t intended to have hake for dinner, but as I walked through Chapel Market this afternoon, the Fish Man saw me and offered me a large hake, half price – it’s a bit hard to refuse … Continue reading

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Pastry

August 16th 2010 Pastry is considered to be quite difficult to make and cold hands are prized as good for the art. I read a delightful book called Countryman’s Cooking, by W.M.W. Fowler, containing fantastic tips and recipes for cooking … Continue reading

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