Archive | October, 2012
pot roast cod wih fennel pollen and saffron

Pot roast cod with Saffron and Fennel Pollen

I am continuing to explore some spices and herbs that I do not often use. Having spent much of my childhood inspecting a myriad of largely unlabelled, differently sized pots of spices, nuts and herbs in my mother’s kitchen, the scent component of flavour is an important one to me. This recipe then is one […]

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butternut roasted, ottolenghi

October One Ingredient Linky – Squash and Pumpkin and an Ottolenghi inspired Squash dish.

Here is a recipe for Roasted butternut squash inspired by Ottolenghi’s new book, Jerusalem. The dish abounds with the flavours of Za’atar, lime and tahini and a hint of dill pollen. It is served with griddled Halloumi and Polenta. It serves as an introduction to October’s One Ingredient challenge. The One Ingredient Linky is run […]

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Simple and In Season October

October brings with it dark evenings and the cold of winter begins. Yet there is much beauty in Autumn. The harvest season gives a wide and varied palate for the creative cook. Squashes, pumpkin, beetroot, artichoke, fig, blackberries, damsons. Some of my favourite fruit and vegetable are now at their best. With a newly eating […]

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Chocolate, almond and vanilla spiced up muffins

Chocolate, Almond and Vanilla Spiced Up Muffins

A few months ago, the food writer Vanessa Kimbell made a trip to Uganda to explore the world of fairtrade vanilla. This sweet and heady spice originally derives from Mexico, and is an Orchid vine. Hugely labour intensive to grow , it is second only to saffron in value. Vanilla is a major export from […]

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