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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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Leek and Kale Soup with Pasta

In recent years, kale has become rather trendy, which is quite impressive for a leaf crop that has traditionally been associated with poverty, paucity and lack. It was a popular vegetable for those without much money, and definitely a vegetable … Continue reading

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Lamb Ragoût with Olives and Flageolet Beans

This weekend, I had the time to slow-roast a shoulder of lamb. After scoring a series of shallow cuts into the meat, I covered it with a merguez-style spice mixture that included cumin, coriander, fennel, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic, … Continue reading

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Braised Leeks with Parma Ham

With leeks still in season and looking fabulous, it seemed the perfect time to cook this dish, which is one of my absolute favourite pasta meals. Leeks have a superb flavour, they are incredibly versatile and are one of the … Continue reading

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