Category: Starter recipes

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Recipe: Pea, mint and ham hock soup in a fab Ceracraft pan

Anyone who  knows me well can tell you that I’m obsessed with kitchen “stuff”. And I don’t only mean gadgets, I can spend far too long rummaging through the €1 knives and veggie peelers and the €5 frying pans in any Spanish market. It’s time well spent, I always come away with a bargain and […]

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Top-10 recipes from 2013

Happy (somewhat belated) 2014 everyone. Apologies for my blog silences over the past month,  I’ve moved to self-hosting (more difficult and time consuming than I was expecting) and I took the opportunity to redesign. Plus of course there’s been the whirlwind of socialising with family and friends in the beautiful Cape Town sunshine. Let’s just […]

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Recipe: Spinach, celeriac, broad bean and pea soup

In an attempt to detox I decided to make a batch of vegetable soup. I wanted something fairly substantial and I do love the flavour of celeriac so here’s what I came up with. Adding the peas and broad beans after I pureed the mixture gave the soup more texture and they literally popped their […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: Biltong, watercress and pea soup

I’m cooking with biltong again, and had the idea of using it as one of the ingredients in a tasty soup. Honestly, I think this soup is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. I didn’t use a lot of biltong but it really added such a depth of flavour. This is the perfect soup […]

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Inspiring recipes using peas

Peas are one of my favourite vegetables, so sweet and juicy and amazingly versatile. I always have a frozen bag in my freezer – it even came in really handy once when I sprained my ankle! These lovely pea recipes come thanks to the Yes Peas! campaign. For more, visit their website at www.peas.org, where […]

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Cheese recipes of the month: we’re going Italian

I have to admit to being a bit of a cheese lover. Easily able to turn down the prospect of pudding, I can rarely say no to a cheeseboard. Cheese is also great for cooking with and a great way to liven up vegetables (think cauliflower cheese, one of my favourites) or  bring another dimension […]