Tag Archives: onions

Sang Cuita de Vedella

18th October 2011 I’ve been looking at the blocks of calf’s blood, on sale in La Boqueria for years, wondering how they are used in cooking. Since I’m very partial to Morcilla (Spanish black pudding), I though I should bite the … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

October 6th 2011 French Onion Soup is a classic dish, that’s very simple to make, but requires a great deal of care and attention in order to get it right. It’s believed that onion soup originated in Ancient Rome and … Continue reading

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Steak and Kidney Pie

August 31, 2011 I haven’t made this for quite a while – possibly not since I worked in a gastro pub 15 years ago, where I made 4 or 5 huge ones each week. They were sold as cooked in … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs

August 22nd 2011 I had some leftover roast lamb and didn’t fancy shepherds pie or moussaka – on a whim, I thought I’d make some meatballs in a marinara sauce. Lamb Meatball recipe: 1lb minced lamb 1 medium onion (minced) 6 pieces … Continue reading

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Asparagus, Beetroot and Potato Salad

July 12th 2011 I had a delightful, al fresco, lunch with Rabina yesterday, in Brondesbury Park. She prepared Asparagus Polonaise – asparagus is prepared the normal way (boiled for 3 to 5 minutes) and then it’s added to a frying … Continue reading

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Beef Cheeks

July 1st 2011 I was delighted when I walked into the butchers and they had about a dozen beef cheeks (also known as ox cheeks) on special offer. They weighed about half a pound each, so I bought two. Beef Cheeks … Continue reading

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Haggis

June 22nd, 2011 Haggis is an ancient dish made of a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, minced up with beef suet, onions, oatmeal, spices and stock. The ingredients are sewn up inside the stomach or intestine of a sheep, which is gently … Continue reading

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Duck Confit and Puy Lentils

April 14th, 2011 Duck Confit is a very traditional, French, method of preserving duck (probably dating back hundreds of years). It’s thought that this type of preservation originated in Gascony. The duck legs are first, salted with the addition of … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

October 6th, 2010 Shepherd’s Pie would seem to date back to the time when potatoes had become an affordable, edible crop, throughout Britain (perhaps from the late 1790’s). Cottage pie is very similar, the difference being that any meat can … Continue reading

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Quiche

August 16th 2010 The above recipe for pastry, produces the perfect amount to make quiche. My flan dish is about 24 cm in diameter and about 4 cm deep. A smaller one will suffice, but the depth is quite important. Shallow … Continue reading

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