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Tag Archives: Mediterranean food

Pistachio tart

Quite often when I buy or am given an expensive or more unusual ingredient, I have a tendency to save it up for a special occasion.  I’m sure lots of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Mitch Tonks’ Fish

One thing my bookshelf had been missing for quite some time is a good, introductory fish cookery book.  Rather than turn to one of my favourite cookery writers – and … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winter salad Wednesday: Roast carrot, chick pea and ricotta

Following on from my post last Wednesday, it’s time for another seasonal salad.  I mentioned that it was Mediterranean foods like tomatoes that make up what we think of as … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rabbit ragu and linguine

For many, rabbit is a controversial meat. A lot of people are quite squeamish about it, particularly my generation, most likely thanks to their presence as cute characters in children’s … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Orzo pasta with courgette, lemon and herbs

The sun hasn’t been brave enough to poke through the clouds at all here this week. So while it might have been warm, it certainly has felt more like autumn … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Halloumi and roasted roots

First of all, my excuse for the lack of posts over the past month: I’m moving back down to the South-West soon and have been concentrating my efforts on finding … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Barberries: A forgotten fruit

I first came across barberries in the Iranian rice dish, zereshk polow, where these sharp, ruby-red dried fruit are scattered throughout fluffy rice drizzled with saffron water.  Iranian food writer Sabrina … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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