Ingredient Archives: Feta Cheese

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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greek salad

Greek Salad with Paximadi

Another 90º day here and I refuse to add any heat to the house. I woke up this morning with an urge to make the best Greek Salad I could muster. Little did I know this would lead me on a six train (as opposed to the number six train) odyssey.

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nettle pasta

A Quick Nettle Recipe with a Secret Ingredient: Pasta with Roasted Rice Powder

About a couple of years ago I decided to become a weekday vegetarian. That is, only eat meat at the weekends (or special occasions). Before then I was pretty much a carnivore. Almost everything I ate for lunch and dinner would have some form of meat in it. With a couple of exceptions (risotto, omelettes) […]

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Borscht

Borscht — A Chilled Beet Soup with Feta and Pickled Beets

I’ve always been a little apprehensive of chilled soups. I always expect them to be just a bit watery and disappointing. I think the thing is, the chill takes the edge off flavours so you really need to be generous with seasoning and have some punchy flavours going on. For this Borscht I’m going to […]

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stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with Farro and Preserved Lemon and a Sharp Side Salad

This is the second of my long overdue forays into Ottolenghi’s book and this time it’s to try out his recipe for stuffed mushrooms for you all. I got some great fleshy portobello mushrooms from Bulich Farm this week, and I never need an excuse to cook up some farro so this recipe seemed like […]

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Porgy prepared and ready to be baked

Porgy Baked with Green Garlic, Rosemary, Chilli and Sake

 The first meal of the weekly menu  from the Gentleman Grocer’s haul has to go to the fresh porgy. As soon as the purchases were packed away he set about  making this dish. The mild fish responds well to stronger flavours, and baking is a great way to soften the bones so that the flesh […]

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