Archive | April, 2015

Gammon and Pineapple

Gammon and Pineapple is one of those great classic combinations that I almost never eat. Why? Well, it all comes down to the fact that I’m not really a big fan of hot fruit. Fruit should be sweet, juicy and delicious. As soon as you heat it up, it brings out all those tart, astringent […]

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Fish Pie

So, we start this post with another confession. Here it is: I’m not really a fish sort of person. It’s not that I don’t like fish so much, more that it’s often disappointing. For some fish, it’s just a flavour thing – bland and tasteless; for other fish, it’s the bones. Boy do I hate […]

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Zucchini Fritters

There were two courgettes in the Riverford veg box this week, and I remembered that The Prawn Cocktail Years had a recipe for Zucchini Fritters. It seemed like the perfect excuse to use them. This has to be one of the simplest recipes in the book. Thinly slice the courgettes, sprinkle with salt and leave […]

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Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Salad

I was looking for something relatively easy to make over the Easter break, and the Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Salad recipe looked pretty straightforward. To start, I took a fillet of salmon, wrapped it in foil and cooked it in the oven. Once it had cooled, I broke it up into small flakes with a […]

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Meat Pie

Let’s start with a confession. I hate making pastry. I always have. It’s not that I don’t like pastry – when it’s done well, pastry is delicious. The trouble is that whenever I make it, it’s not done well. It’s OK, I guess – it’s always edible. It never actual tastes bad, it’s just never […]

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Osso Bucco

Sue’s been in a play for the past couple of weeks, so I’ve not been cooking evening meals for her much just lately. (For the curious, the play was Abigail’s Party at the Loft Theatre. I do some photography there, and you can see my photos for this production over on Flickr.) So, Saturday was the […]

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