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Recipe: Easy three cheese and spring onion tart

I love a good cheese tart, so today when I realised I had extra cheese in the fridge, I had to tranform it into a tart. This recipe is really simple, especially if you buy the pastry case ready made, which I recommend. And the cheesy smells that swirl around the house while it’s cooking are […]

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Recipes: Tasty ideas using Haas avocados

I love avos. I was lucky enough to grow up with an enormous tree in the garden that produced such a splendid crop it was impossible to eat them all, even though I come from a large family. Needless to say, we were always popular in avocado season, turning up at friend’s houses with fruity […]

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Russian salad: A recipe and a magical story

Most of my encounters with Russian salad have been in Spain – it’s a  dish commonly served in most tapas bars around the country.  I can’t say I’ve ordered it much, but its frequent appearances did get me wondering what the story was behind this ubiquitous salad. There’s a bit to wade through, but legend […]

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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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British Tomato Week: Murcian tomato salad

Spain is the land of my ancestors (hence my name – Cadiz) and I totally believe I still feel some of that Spanish-ness. I so love going there. We regularly visit the region of Murcia which is nicknamed “the orchard of Europe”. So you can imagine how good the fresh fruit and veg is. It’s […]

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British Tomato Week: Tomato, pesto and goats cheese tarts

Gotta love a tomato tart! These little ones are great for a light lunch served with a salad or served with early evening drinks with friends. The tomato, goats cheese, puff pastry combo is fantastic. I spread pesto on first which adds a nice herby flavour. When my pesto ran out I sprinkled a generous […]