Ingredient Archives: Garlic Chives

Nectarine, couscous and spigarelli broccoli salad

A Farewell Summer Salad of Nectarines, Spigarelli Broccoli, Tomatoes and Couscous

  I have to be honest, I’m glad summer is drawing to a close. Coming from a Northern European climate, I struggle with hot days and high humidity is like Kryptonite to me. Of course all that being said, I do like the range of produce it gives us; especially as summer draws to a […]

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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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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 — 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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chickweed lasagne

Chickweed, Watercress and Arugula Lasagna with Prosciutto Crisps

I was quite enamoured with the bundle of chickweed I picked up from Paffenroth Gardens this week. A perky ball of round stalks and perky leaves with a mild grassy flavour. I decided to use up some produce left over from last week’s canelloni to make a delicious spring herb lasagna and treat it to […]

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grilled porgy

Grilled Porgy with Green Garlic salsa

A few weeks ago I cooked a porgy in a little sauna of sake and green garlic.  Moist and succulent, it was so good I was determined to revisit this delicious and abundant fish. Now the weather is a little warmer and we can start cooking outside every now and again. Although here in the states […]

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