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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 […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Classic Italian at Vicino

Vicino was the last restaurant I blogged about before my old blog was cruelly taken away from me. So as it’s still fresh in my memory, I thought I’d tell you all about it again. As it happens, it’s also in the New Kings Road near Parson’s Green tube station. You’re not going to go […]

Soup recipes, Uncategorized

Simple Vietnamese-style broth

This broth is so easy to make and all the herbs and spices give it a lovely, zesty flavour. And it’s healthy, too. I’ve used steak in this one but you can just as easily use chicken or pork, white fish or prawns instead. And for any vegetarians out there just add more veg – […]