Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tomato and Basil Salad

I’ve recently spent a couple of weeks back in Los Angeles, where it was an absolute delight to visit the (Downtown) Santa Monica Farmer’s Market once again (held each week on Wednesday and Saturday). As you might expect at this time … Continue reading

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Pasta with Ricotta, Broad Beans and Mint

Broad beans (also known as fava beans) are in season from April to September, and are excellent in everything from salads to stews. This recipe includes the broad bean in a lovely, summery pasta dish that takes advantage of several … Continue reading

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Dine LA: Restaurant Week (July 2013)

It’s that time of year again… (and for the most observant among you, I apologise for the blatant self-plagiarism of most of this post) …Restaurant Week is already underway in Los Angeles, giving diners the opportunity to eat a special … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Farm Shop: Spicy Lamb Steaks with Chickpea Salad and Minted Yoghurt

Recently, I strayed from beautiful South Yorkshire and ventured over the border to Derbyshire. It wasn’t a long journey (in fact it’s only a few miles from Sheffield), and a real pleasure to visit another stunning English county. Having lived … Continue reading

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