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Allotment Picnic

September 6th 2013 Last week I went to help Audrey water her brother’s allotment in Acton, while he was on holiday. Allotments (Community Gardens) are small vegetable gardens, made by subdividing a larger piece of land. Gardeners have to pay … 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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Baked Sea Bream

January 11th 2012 The gilt-headed bream is very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a slightly sweet flavour and can be roasted, fried, grilled, etc. – it’s quite versatile. I believe it’s commonly farmed and therefore is not endangered. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Peus de Ministre

18th October 2011 On Tuesday we had dinner with Adrian and Rosa in Poblenou. Rosa prepared a delicious selection of tapas, as starters. We had Boquerones – anchovies that have been cured in vinegar, then preserved in olive oil. Jamón Serrano – … Continue reading

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Beef Stock

October 9th 2011 I’ve covered making vegetable stock and using a pressure cooker for stocks made from cooked bones, but what about fresh bones? When making a beef stock, especially for something like onion soup, fresh beef bones are the … Continue reading

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Sausage Rolls

September 29th, 2011 It was Fiona’s birthday yesterday and she invited a group of friends to her home for drinks and snacks. I thought I’d take something simple that would survive a long bike ride – sausage rolls. I always … 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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