Harissa’s a hot little devil – add as much or as little as you dare!
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Crusty and golden – gorgeous fries you won’t want to share!
Hear the crunch! Best-ever beer batter for fish delivers every time.
A dollop here, a dollop there, Tartare sauce adds velvety richness, and a fresh clean bite.
Fresh, fragrant and downright pretty, edible flowers add character to a plain green salad. Yes they do!
A good squeeze of lemon keeps things nice and fresh!
Get the sauces out! Serve hot crusty fries with tomato ketchup, malt vinegar if it’s a fave in your household (it sure cuts the build up of oiliness!) and a quickly made tartare sauce. Splendid! Share
It may not sound very glamorous, but it’s true nonetheless, although it has to be clarified that I didn’t actually make soup in my dressing gown, but rather in a pot …
Freekeh freak-out! Traffic light bright!
No freekeh? Use burghul or couscous … just get cooking them.
You know these are going to taste spectacular … so get on to them!
Though it seems just like yesterday, it was in fact 40 years ago that I spent a week walking the hills of Crete.
A striking memory is the aromatic scents that rose all around us as we crushed wild thyme and oregano underfoot. The oregano was ‘rigani’, origanum vulgare (hirtum). Bit of a gob-full, I suppose, but the last name (hirtum) is pretty important.
Tomatoes are a fruit right? Yep. So, why not team them with fruit? Like blackboy peaches. And white nectarines…
Aunt Ruby’s German Green – shock your auntie with a smattering of jalapeno and white nectarine on a bed of sliced green tomatoes
Big Rainbow – Bring on the blackboy peaches … this salad is looking nice and gay!
Thessanoliki – Greek …
Deep dark mysterious tomatoes from the Crimea meet sticky black garlic from New Zealand. Wham! Love at first bite!
Think Greek! Retsina if you must (or a good Rosé!), sun, sizzling eggplant, big red juicy tomatoes, dried oregano … mmmm, makes you want to go there.
Bring on the blackboy peaches … this salad is a sensation!
Oh-la-la French heirlooms to ignite the palate!
Rocking those colours of the Italian flag!
Aunt Ruby’s German Green – shock your auntie with a smattering of jalapeno and white nectarine on a bed of sliced green tomatoes.
Tigerella tomatoes – tame the stripes and stick these ones onto char-grilled sundried sourdough bread for a feastette.
Check out the new classes for March – they’ll whet your appetite for the exotic.
When I say ‘best-ever’, I mean BEST EVER poached plums. Oh yeah!
Corn doused with lemon-infused oil and imbued with a hint of smoke is downright delicious. Get on to it!
Caesar Salad? I’m doing it my way!
Cinnamon is slightly sweet, slightly earthy and slightly hot