Ingredient Archives: Pasta, grains, beans

A farro salad with a tangy yoghurt dressing

A farro salad with a tangy yoghurt dressing

This salad makes a surprisingly good breakfast. I guess its not a million miles away from granola topped with yoghurt. That said, this feels not only more satisfying, but also eminently suitable for lunch or a light supper.

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carrot and chickpea salad

Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

I know it’s been a while, so I figured it would be a good time to post some new recipes. I’m trying to kickstart myself into action by participating in Elle Luna’s 100 day project. I’m going to try and post a recipe every day for a century of days. In keeping with the project, […]

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Confit Duck Ravioli with Cranberries

Confit Duck Ravioli Revisited—The Winter Version

Back in July when we had long warm days and sharp gooseberries in the market I made a dish that would prove to be one of my customers favourites of the year. Confit duck ravioli with the sharpness of gooseberries to work with the rich fattiness of the duck. Now its the middle of winter […]

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farrotto with squid and ground cherries

Farrotto with Squid and Ground Cherries; Pickled Watermelon Radish

  I would like to claim credit for coming up with this farrotto dish. I’d like to tell you how the idea of slow cooking farro with squid and slightly sweet, slightly sharp ground cherries came to me in a moment of inspiration. It is a genius combination. But it’s not mine. I had this […]

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duck with morello cherries

Duck with Morello Cherry sauce; Puy Lentils with Kabocha Squash

What’s not to love about duck? Rich, tasty and easy to cook, it is a fantastic meal to impress with. With is strong flavour and Rubenesque layer of padding, duck really benefits from a sharp sauce to cut through the fat. Cherries—especially Morello or sour cherries—are an impeccable match. They have a perfect combination of […]

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bucatini with scallops walnuts and artichokes

Bucatini with Scallops, Walnuts and Artichokes

This meal came together as if it was meant to happen. At the market this week were some fresh walnuts still in their green hulls. We were going to play around with providing these to use in a dish, but soon found out that they are a pain to hull and have a dye in […]

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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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Romanesco Broccoli and Pasta Bake with a Carrot and Sorrel Salad

Romanesco Broccoli and Pasta Bake with a Carrot and Sorrel Salad

  There are some dishes are best eaten at home. It’s not that they are bad, far from it. They are just such cosy meals that they deserve to be eaten on the couch in front of great (or wonderfully awful) TV. This meal of parmesan crusted pasta and Romanesco Broccoli is one of those […]

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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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