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Archives for 2017
A little creative plating can help expensive berries feed many mouths … and it looks so festive!
Beautifully pink and juicy barbecued lamb … it doesn’t get much better than this.
Get a bit of a Spanish sizzle going on the grill for a tasty start to any meal. Yes!
Never throw out a cooked potato – look at what you can do with them!
The best ever crackling Crackling. CRUNCHY crackling. Gorgeously golden, so fingerlickin’ salty, and so perfectly crackled you hear it shatter in your ears, and all lined with a layer of sweet creamy fat that melts on your tongue. OMG! Died and gone to heaven with this one. Here are the golden rules Ask your […]
What’s essential for a dish like this is starting with a superior chicken that has pecked around the grass and had a good time on this earth.
Juicy and tender, small roasts are easy to prepare and quick to cook.
Peas with little salty nuggets of pork belly. Whoop. Whoop.
Hard to resist … nuggets of golden salty deliciousness!
Ho-Ho-Ho, are you after a non trad Xmas dish? Try this one.
Cute little butterkin … it doesn’t know whether it’s a butternut or a pumpkin, but who cares, it tastes delicious!
Summer in a mouthful! Sweet, tangy, fruity, GORGEOUS!
Rock that stone fruit! Baking in a fruity white wine makes even unripe fruit taste half decent!
Got a bunch of too-firm nectarines, or fruit that makes your mouth pucker? Deal to them this way and you’ll be back for seconds.
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A blunt knife is way more dangerous than a sharp one. True or false? Absolutely true!
Nuggety fudgy freshly dug spuds. Mmmmm.
Biting into a crunchy-crusted succulent lamb cutlet … sweet minty pea purée, sneaky hit of chilli .. oh she’s good!
You can get all fancy and give the potatoes a quick toss in the pan, and with a bit of luck they’ll all end up back in the pan. Otherwise, follow the 2-second rule, or whistle in the dog.
Gloriously fudgy in texture, new season jersey benne potatoes are worth getting excited about.
Adding plenty of chives and lashings of butter to new potatoes and asparagus makes them more than fit for the Christmas table. But why wait until then?
The work-horse of spices – earthy, warming, smelling of toasted nuts and roasted coffee beans. I have it on great authority that it is pronounced ‘come in’ (not q-min), though I usually forget that!
Panko are dry Japanese wheat flakes, similar to coarse bread crumbs. They turn gorgeously crisp and crunchy when fried or browned.
It’s been a big week, everyone keeps saying, and I think it’s because Christmas is getting so close you can almost taste the panic. Eeeiiii. So much to be done. BUT we must not forget to eat well, if only to ensure we have stamina to drink all the bottles of bubbly coming our way […]