Easy cheese straws

Some people might call this cheating. Those people might be right, but I don’t see anything wrong with that from time to time. Picture this: it’s a balmy summer’s evening, maybe a Friday night. You’re sat in your garden or on your balcony, or maybe the window is wide open allowing you to bask in…

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Blistered padron peppers

This is one of the easiest things you will ever make. In fact, it’s not even really a recipe, more of a good idea, which is why this post is so short. It tastes of mediterranean holidays overlooking a marina while the sun beats down on your face. Are padron peppers spicy? No. Well kinda.…

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Cultured butter: an experiment

Butter is central to so much cooking, from the classical to super modern, whether gluttonous or health foods. It adds richness and flavour, emulsifies sauces and is even responsible for the flaky layers in puff pastry. We’re reasonably accustomed to seeing salted and unsalted varieties and can find a vast array from the raw, unpasteurised…

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Experimenting with confit garlic

This will be a short post, because it turns out that confiting stuff, in this case garlic, is very easy. I was inspired by Sophia Roe, a chef, writer and multi-talented lady to give it a go. I thought it would be another great kitchen experiment the second I saw those golden cloves. Is there…

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Cured egg yolks: a (successful) experiment

I’ve seen cured egg yolks growing in popularity around the internet of late, with slivers of grateable golden yolk showing up on instagram and pinterest. A quick google shows similar adaptations of eggs cured in salt and sugar showing up in Epicurious, bon appetit, America’s Test Kitchen and bloggers like Eva from Adventures in Cooking…

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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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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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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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Tahini Greens

Tahini is something I’ve discovered fairly recently. I had a jar sitting in the fridge of my old flat for about a year before making a recipe that used it, but I now make this pretty much on a weekly basis. Tahini has definitely become more popular in recent years with an increased interest in…

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