Ingredient Archives: zucchini

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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Ratatouille is a staple of French home cooking. It’s one those dishes that is so deeply ingrained in the French culinary psyche that it prompts fierce debate as to what is the ‘right’ way to make it. Much like the shepherd’s pie to the Brits and perhaps meatloaf or chili to the Americans, ratatouille is […]

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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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zucchini pasta

Zucchini Pasta with Mozzarella; Tomato and Purslane salad

The weather is quite wobbly at the moment, veering from day-long monsoon to blustery gale to hot sticky sun. So I decided to make this Zucchini Pasta as a dish that could work no matter what the weather. It’s by turns warming and comforting, but with enough simplicity and sharpness to deal even with hot […]

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