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baked butterfish with sticky rice

Thai Baked Butterfish with Sticky Rice

  To say that our weather has been odd for fall this year is an understatement. Just last week, temperatures hit a record high in the mid eighties (that’s 30 degrees centigrade in new money). And today we have oppressive humidity, dark stormy skies and a tornado warning. One could say that the weather is […]

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Spicy Okra

Spicy Okra with Paneer

Of all the vegetables and produce available at the market, okra is high on the list of those I find troublesome. I have an aversion to that mucous-like slimy texture that seems synonymous with okra. Mountain Yam is another offender I steer well clear of. Fortunately I found this dish for spicy okra which uses […]

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pasta salad

Pasta Salad with Fried Vegetables and Plenty of Herbs

This pasta salad is just slipping under the wire as a summer dish. I know that technically it’s not summer anymore but don’t let that deter you. The beauty of this meal is that it can be made ahead of time, and can use up any surplus vegetables and herbs you might have bought or […]

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Cambodian Ratatouille

Cambodian Ratatouille — A rich dish of Eggplant, Squash and Chicken

This dish, a Cambodian Ratatouille, is great for hot weather. It has the strength and depth of flavour that a curry might have, but is cooked in just twenty or thirty minutes. Paired with some jasmine rice and fiery hot birdseye chillies, you could do a lot worse on a hot day than this meal.

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Cauliflower Steak and Masala

Cauliflower Steak and Masala; Refreshing Zucchini Salad

For tonight’s dinner I had a couple of troublesome vegetables to work with. Some veg, like a sweet pepper, some tender asparagus or a rich creamy eggplant are a delight to work with; needing not much work to develop really interesting flavours. Not so the cauliflower. It’s quite a gentle vegetable and needs some prompting. […]

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fiddlehead fern curry

Fiddlehead Fern Curry

The fiddlehead fern season here in the Northeastern part of the U.S. is brief and provokes quite a bit of enthusiastic foraging. Whilst not quite as frenzied as Ramps, people do get quite worked up over them. And for good reason: they’re pretty tasty, sort of a firm, grassy asparagus, and their fronds are great […]

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Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka — A very quick midweek supper

Us Brits love our Indian food as much as (perhaps more than?) Americans love Mexican food. Unfortunately it’s the sort of thing that puts off the home cook because of extensive lists of ingredients or lengthy cooking times. This quick paneer tikka takes just a few minutes prep in the morning and is ready in […]

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Palak Paneer, Fried Carrots, Coconut Rice

Palak Paneer, Spicy Carrots, Coconut Rice

I love living in New York but it’s hard to find a good curry here. Back in London where I’m from curry is as solid and commonplace as say good pizza or Italian food is in the city. Palak Paneer —a spinach and cheese curry is one of my favourites. Rich and spicy, the spinach […]

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Fried Whiting

Fried Whiting with spicy flavours

  I’m going to call it now. Whiting —Merlangius Merlangus— is not a very exciting fish on it’s own. It’s an ethical fish sure, being pretty abundant this side of the Atlantic and cheap as chips, but it just doesn’t pack any weight. As the The Oxford Companion to Food suggests: “It is easy to digest […]

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