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Sardinas con Verduras

Sardines and pilchards are part of the herring fish family Clupeidae (the UK classifies sardines as being young pilchards). These are an inexpensive and sustainable oily fish often served fresh and fried, or preserved in salt, olive oil, escabeche, etc. … Continue reading

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Elderflower Champagne

Back in June 1979 I hitched a ride with a theatre company to the Hood Faire on the banks of the River Dart (just outside of Totnes). This was a small faire with a Mediaeval theme, comprised of local craftsmen, … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Pheasant with Harissa

January 27th, 2013 Having eaten a large amount of roast pheasant recently, down to the fact that they are currently cheap and quite delicious, I thought I’d try something different with this one. To spatchcock a bird, put it breast … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken stuffed with Olives

September 25th, 2012 I had lots of leftover black olives and a lonely chicken in the fridge, so I decided to combine the two. I first had something like this at a Moroccan wedding in Paris, almost 20 years ago. … Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl

August 13th, 2012 Guinea fowl are a West African game bird that has been domesticated and farmed in Europe since the sixteenth century. They are a fairly mild tasting bird, with a flavour somewhere between chicken and partridge. These birds … Continue reading

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Lamb and Harissa

August 9th, 2012 I had a couple of suppers from my Australian lamb and sandwiches for lunch, but I still had about 2 lbs of tender meat left on the bone. I wasn’t feeling much like shepherd’s pie and there … Continue reading

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Sea Bream – griddled

August 4th, 2012 I bought some sea bream from the fishmonger at Angel Fisheries, specifically to cook on the griddle. This is a fairly simple method of cooking fish where the skin goes deliciously crispy. Sea bream always remind me of … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Chicken – Marinated

May 27th, 2012 I bought a chicken from the butcher to roast, but the weather’s been so warm that I wanted to do something summery with it. I fancied something hot and garlicky, so I mixed up a marinade. See … Continue reading

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Sardinas

July 23rd, 2011 I bought sardines as an appetiser, again from Angel Fisheries. I wrote about them here, about a year ago, but they looked so good yesterday, that I couldn’t resist photographing them again. Sardines are rich in omega-3 … Continue reading

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Broad Beans and Chorizo

July 20th, 2011 Here’s a Spanish style dish that started out as broad beans and chorizo – while I was thinking about cooking it, I was inspired to add some extra ingredients which resulted in a better dish and more … Continue reading

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