Chicken Tikka Masala

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What’s the most popular take-out food in Britain? I would have guessed that it was fish and chips—because who wants to make that at home?—but I would be wrong. It’s Chinese food, but that’s a recent change. For quite a … Continue reading

Bangers and Mash

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Happy New Year. I was watching some Barefoot Contessa shows on television last week. In one episode, Ina visits London, England with Jeffrey. They tour around the city (she rented a double-decker bus to haul them here and there) and … Continue reading

Mint and pistachio chocolate fridge cake

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I am very proud of how this recipe segues from last month’s topic (cooking from Ottolenghi Simple) into this month’s topic for the blog: Christmas cooking. I am also proud that I know how to spell segue! This is a … Continue reading

Gnocchi alla romana

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Digging through Otttolenghi Simple for the next recipe to try out… I wanted something comforting, full of cheese and other favourite flavours and was not afraid to spend some time making the meal. Gnocchi alla romana? Jackpot! I listened to … Continue reading

Slow-cooked Chicken with a Crisp Corn Crust

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So you have this new cookbook and you’re leafing through and you’re flagging recipes to try. Out of all the recipes to chose from, how do you decide what food to make? Do you play it safe and look for … Continue reading

Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Cold Yogurt

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Once you’ve decided which new cookbook(s) you need, what do you do next? I leaf through the book, stopping whenever a recipe or photograph catches my eye to bookmark that page. Hopefully, I’ll end up with a forest of sticky … Continue reading

Curried Lentil, Tomato and Coconut Soup

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Does every soup I make start with onions and garlic? A quick look back at previous posts shows that almost all of the soups I’ve made have those two ingredients in them. This quick look back also showed that I … Continue reading

Gingery Cauliflower Soup

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A few weeks ago while visiting with friends, I tried out a soup recipe for the first time. It was intriguing, as it called for very few ingredients: onion and cauliflower, salt and pepper, olive oil and water. Not chicken … Continue reading