Monthly Archives: April 2013

Marsala Baked Plums with Almonds and Mascarpone

Plums are a versatile fruit that can be incorporated into jams and chutneys, crumbles and tarts, cakes and pies. And there are plenty of ways to include them in savoury dishes as well, although I’ve yet to be convinced of … Continue reading

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Pea, Fennel and Mint Soup

Fresh mint is perhaps one of my favourite herbs. In the kitchen, I love its relatively strong, sweet and refreshing flavour that makes it incredibly versatile, and an ingredient that I use in drinks, as well as savoury dishes and desserts. … Continue reading

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Death Valley and Date & Walnut Loaf

Date and walnut loaf is a traditional British favourite with a great flavour –  it’s nutty and sweet, but definitely not too sugary – as well as a texture that’s light and moist, with the walnuts adding an interesting crunch. … Continue reading

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Stir-fried Beef with Kale and Red Bell Pepper. And Kale Chips.

I’ve mentioned in a previous post just how much I enjoy kale, although I also acknowledge that its relatively strong taste isn’t to everyone’s liking. But it’s a robust and versatile vegetable that can take a lot of flavour, and it … Continue reading

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Radish, Avocado and Watercress with Savoury Crackers

I’m pretty fond of radishes. I’m not going to suggest that I’d be lost without them, but I do enjoy their texture and flavour (as well as their happy, blushing colour), and usually keep a bunch of them in my … Continue reading

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Los Cabos: Exploring Mexican Food Culture – Part II

Finding a really good restaurant is always a delight. Finding a restaurant that’s truly exceptional happens only very occasionally. Flora’s Field Kitchen is situated right in the middle of the organic farm that supplies almost all of the produce that’s … Continue reading

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