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Pork with Black-Eyed Peas

I had some leftover roast pork and summer vegetables (courgettes and peppers) in the fridge and thought the pork would go well with black-eyed peas. In America smoked ham hock and black-eyed peas are often cooked together – they are … Continue reading

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Rabbit Vindaloo

Most people in Britain probably think of vindaloo as a spicy lamb dish, sold in Indian restaurants and as a ready meal from supermarkets. However, vindaloo actually started off as a Portuguese pork or rabbit dish – Carne de vinha … Continue reading

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Rabbit with Chorizo and Chickpeas

Rabbit is not an indigenous British species, it’s thought that they were brought here from mainland Europe by the Romans or Normans, to farm for meat and fur. Wild rabbit meat is low in fat and cholesterol and it will have … 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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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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