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Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Bulls, markets and Marc at 5am in St Remy

My first guest blogger on my new blog. Welcome Jan Orchard. She wrote about her visit to Arzak in San Sebastian for the previous, destroyed blog and I’m glad to say has agreed to making another appearance. And it’s a real goodie from the town of St Remy in Provence, France. Visiting St Remy by […]

Snack recipes

Zesty citrus olives

I love olives. And I love it when you’re in a bar and they bring you a bowl of olives with your drink. Specially if I’m with my husband as he hates them (too salty) and I can scoff the whole bowl myself. It’s allowed, they’re delicious and good for you. Olives come in many […]

Recipes with leftovers, Uncategorized

Cooking with leftovers: bubble and squeak

One of our favourite dinners is a traditional Sunday roast. As soon as summer disappears (sometimes even in the middle of summer), it’s the perfect excuse to cook a roast. A chicken or joint of beef, pork or lamb (we alternate), plenty of crispy roast spuds, mashed swede with plenty of pepper and a generous […]

Poultry recipes, Uncategorized

Asian duck breasts

I’d never cooked duck before this day, and was always a bit nervous about it. I order it a lot in restaurants for that reason but the day came for me to take the challenge. I went to Sainsburys and they were selling Gressingham duck breasts at half price…it was like a sign telling me […]

Salad recipes, Uncategorized

My favourite recipe book of the year

The Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town is run by Karen Dudley and is famous for its love sandwiches and legendary salads. When Michelle Obama was in Cape Town in June 2011, she paid The Kitchen a visit, creating quite a sensation. Karen’s recipe book A Week in the Kitchen came out in April this year […]

Fish recipes, Uncategorized

Chilli garlic prawns

This is one of my favourite dishes from Spain, you get versions of it all over the country. Juicy prawns and plenty of garlic are the key ingredients and it’s important to cook it really quickly in a hot pan. I usually serve it with fresh bread and just bring the pan straight to the […]