Carrot top pesto: An (unsuccessful) experiment

Harry and I bought carrots this week. We never buy carrots and I’m not entirely sure why. I think maybe somewhere in the back of our subconscious we see them as a little bit too pedestrian, despite having enjoyed them in a multitude of ways (in mashed potato, roasted and smothered in butter or raw…

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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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Potato salad recipe

It’s such a classic. Here’s the situation: it’s summer, there’s a BBQ, you want something to contribute that’s easy and can be made in advance, maybe warm, maybe cold, something rich, but not too rich, something that’s popular with everyone, something that’s filling and cheap for a big party. So what do you make? Potato…

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Spinach and nutmeg ravioli recipe

Since moving to Berlin, Harry and I have definitely cut down on the amount of meat that we eat. I’ve always wanted to eat less meat, but of better quality. Now, when I’m standing with two versions of chicken in front of me and one costs £3 and the other costs £10, I can’t tell…

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Grapefruit, avocado and rocket salad recipe

I’ve been getting really into grapefruit recently. It was sparked by a drink at The Barn that combined ice cold grapefruit juice and coffee in a delicious and unexpected way (I definitely recommend if you’re ever in the area) and ever since I’ve been eating a lot of grapefruit. Now my inspiration behind this salad is far…

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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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Spiced Cauliflower ‘Steaks’ with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

I’d like to put my hands up and say that I’ve always loved cauliflower. Long before people were making rice and pizzas out of the stuff I still enjoyed it – even better if it was swimming in a heart-stopping cheese sauce. However, I love how popular it has become, with more inventive ways to…

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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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Roast Beetroot and Watercress Salad

As tempted as I am to forget about summer and start living that autumn lifestyle (jeans and jumpers, walks in the woods, watching films on a rainy day…) I have to remind myself that come January I’ll be begging for some warmth again. So whilst it’s tempting to hone my hot chocolate recipe instead I…

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