Tag Archives: mint

Don’t try this at home: Pea and Mint Ice-Cream

I don’t like ice-cream. I tend not to mention it very often as people are inclined to react rather badly. But once they’ve overcome their initial shock, the conversation usually continues along these lines: Q: Really? A: Yes Q: Not … Continue reading

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Make Mine a… Ginger Mojito

There are lots of great ways to start a Friday evening, and enjoying a cocktail with friends definitely counts as one of them. I’ve already told you how much I enjoy a classic, traditional mojito but there are some wonderful … Continue reading

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Make mine a… Mojito: Part I

Some of you may already know how much I love mint. It has an aromatic, sweet and refreshing taste that makes it incredibly versatile. It can be used to create both savoury dishes and desserts, and combines well with an … 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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A Taste of Summer: Pea and Mint Soup

For me, there are many things that evoke a sense of summer, and whilst they’re not all connected with food, many of them are. This includes picnics and barbecues, strawberries and cream, birthday cake, summer pudding, fish and chips, and … 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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Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

It’s been getting warmer here in Los Angeles this week, and with the change in temperature, I’ve begun to feel less like eating soups and stews, and more like making salads and smoothies. Now, I realise that the sun isn’t … Continue reading

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