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Quinoa Mexicana salad

This Quinoa Mexicana Salad is quick, easy and nutrient rich making it perfect lunchtime fare to get you through the winter months. Though imbued with a sense of promise of what the New Year might offer, January is a month in which I never seem to quite get on top […]

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Mushroom Bourguignon

When cooking mushroom bourguignon the kitchen becomes the hub of the house with guests drawn in by the wafts of wine and thyme, taking turns to linger over the hob to breath in the intoxicating aromas. One of my first cook books, given to me by my mother, was Delia […]

Stuffed vine leaves
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Stuffed vine leaves

Stuffed vine leaves, known in Greece as dolmades, are the ultimate sharing food both in terms of the cooking and the eating. In my late teens I was lucky enough to chaperone a young deaf woman, Jenny, to visit her parents in a small village near Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The […]

Spiced plum punch
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Spiced plum punch

This spiced plum punch not only tastes delicious but will make your kitchen smell heavenly. The fragrance of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg with the liquoricey tones from the star anise will waft from the stove creating the kind of inviting aroma that makes your guests stay far longer than they […]

Lemony courgette soup with mint pesto
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Lemony courgette soup with mint pesto

This lemony courgette soup packs a serious citrus punch combining with the mint pesto to create an aromatic and revitalising dish.  I should begin by confessing that by the time we had harvested the yellow courgettes for this soup they were rather overgrown and looked more like marrows.  As it turned […]

Ratatouille
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Ratatouille

Through my teenage years tins of ratatouille formed a staple part of my diet. With no cooking skills to speak of these cans of silky stew accompanied by a microwaved jacket potato made a regular appearance in my after school/college meals. There is something comforting and luxurious about ratatouille, a […]