Ingredient Archives: Eggs

Smoked ham and Savoy Cabbage Hash with a Broiled Egg

Smoked Ham and Savoy Cabbage Hash with a Broiled Egg

Now we have had a good hard frost or two, it’s time to  really enjoy the best of the brassicas. Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage all benefit from a hard frost; it cuts a little of the bitterness and gives them a little sweet edge. We’ll be using them a lot more over the coming […]

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light baked pasta

Baked Pasta —A light version with Yoghurt, Squash, Kale and Feta

This week I have visitors and so I wanted to start with a dish that I think is a perfect meal to greet people (not so) fresh off a long transatlantic flight. Feeding people who have just arrived after a long journey is a tricky affair. You want to welcome them into your home with […]

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lima beans, smoked bacon, farro

Lima Beans, Smoked Bacon and Farro; a warming dish for early fall

I had to turn my heating on for the first time this morning. Now the temperature has started to dip into the 50’s at night our food tastes turn towards soups and stews that will warm us up and keep us warm. This dish, a rough mix of lima beans (that’s butter beans to the […]

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MIgas and grape salad

Migas with Chorizo and Peppers: A breakfast special, and a Grape Salad

I’ve been wanting to do a breakfast or brunch dish for a while and I’m glad to finally have a chance to offer up something that would be great on a lazy weekend morning. It’s a dish called Migas that originates in Spain.  Made with rough breadcrumbs, garlic, oil and spices along with some nice […]

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Fishcakes with Jalapeño and Lime

Fish cakes with Jalapeño and Cilantro; Apple Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Fish cakes are an undervalued part of a good home cook’s repertoire. They fit into that world of second-string meals; generally used as a means for consuming leftover potatoes and fish. But I think this is unfair. Done well, fish cakes are a glorious thing – homely, economical, and more than anything, rather tasty. The […]

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Sweetcorn, Mushroom and Gorgonzola Quiche

Sweetcorn, Mushroom and Gorgonzola Quiche

Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid the oven in high summer but I propose an exception for Quiche. Although you have to deal with a half hour of oven time, you get a delicate, versatile and very picnic (or garden) friendly dish.

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Lovage and Saffron Chicken with Green and Yellow Beans

A Salad of Lovage and Saffron Chicken With the First Crop of Beans

After yesterday’s Crispy Pan Roast Chicken using chicken thighs and legs, I want to do something quite gentle with the breast (and lets face it, breasts should be treated gently). I also have some wonderfully fresh beans to play with so I’m decided to make a nice salad  of saffron chicken with some chard fresh picked […]

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farmers market fried rice

Farmers Market Fried Rice

  I’ve been planning to make a nice fried rice dish for a while. It’s a wonderful way to bring a medley of ingredients together and is so easy to make. This version of fried rice uses some of the best stuff from my last trip to the farmers market and makes a big break […]

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lamb sliders with lambsquarters

Lamb Sliders with Lambsquarters; Carrot and Beet Salad

It’s hot today; we’re officially four days into summer and it’s 90℉ in the city (that’s 32℃ for those from the old country). When it gets hot and sweaty like this the last thing I want to do is spend a long time over the stove. I want food that is quick to prepare, flavourful but not […]

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