Turkey, quinoa and charred lettuce salad recipe

Oh boy, it’s new years. Another fresh start, diet, hobby, business, brand with new resolutions, intention setting and visualisions of your dreams. It’s a funny time of year when the collective self-improvement tide takes force, especially when most of us don’t really believe it will last ’til March, but we do it because we hope…

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Portuguese cabbage soup (caldo verde) recipe

Dishes that we now deem to be comfort food were often once peasant dishes, made from the need for filling, cheap food. Over the years as economies have grown and salaries have increased they have often been refined, sometimes shrugging off their once lowly status. Portuguese cabbage soup is almost one such dish, as despite…

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Chicken liver pâté recipe

The first time I ate chicken liver pâté I wrinkled my nose. I had never tried anything like it and nor was I particularly interested in trying it again. Confused by the richness, the meatiness, the savoury smoothness, my taste buds could hardly keep up with my brain, completely overwhelmed. But, to be fair to…

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Basic chicken stock recipe

It looks as though Autumn is here again. I turned my back briefly by going back to the UK and when I returned to Berlin the balmy days of late summer had given way to a certain nip in the air. As is standard when the seasons change I have managed to get a cold…

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Asian Inspired Braised Duck Legs

I chose completely the wrong time to make this dish. I had had a packed weekend with a Sunday evening flight to Berlin in preparation for work the next day. I was exhausted and erratic, but decided regardless I wanted to make a slow cooked meal, take pictures of it and eat it in about…

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Lemon Chicken with Capers and Herbs

Harry and I brought back a kilo of salted capers from our trip to Amalfi back in August. “A kilo?” I hear you cry, “Isn’t that a bit much?” Well, no dear reader, it is not. Not only was this a much cheaper way of getting top quality capers back into the UK (they tend…

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Pasta with Cabbage and Sausagemeat

Sometimes it rains in summer. Sometimes it makes you feel a little autumnal. Sometimes you need cabbage with nutmeg and pork in the middle of July even though it reminds you of October. All of these things happen, and all are OK. That is what happened today. After London has been bathed in glorious sunshine…

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