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Gnudi with spring greens

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

If, as Yumblog, you like the idea of gnocchi but in reality find them a tad disappointing after all the faff they take to make, then perhaps you should try their lesser known but more interesting cousin, gnudi. You say gnocchi, we say gnudi.

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Tags: Main Course · Vegetarian

Valentines fish burger with herby tartar sauce

February 14th, 2021 · 2 Comments

Saint Valentine visited Yumblog Villas on Sunday bearing Philosophy Football gifts, homemade cards and 650g of wet fish. All were welcome and put to good use. If you fancy cooking the delicious looking burger below, be forewarned this recipe requires around 3 hours put aside for salting and chilling … that said, it’s not as […]

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Tags: Bread · Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Potato stuffed flatbread – Kachaloo bolani

February 12th, 2021 · No Comments

These stuffed flatbreads are fairly substantial and so are traditionally simply served with yoghurt and/or chutney. However it had been a long and punishing trek up the Hindu Kush and by the time we made camp we were famished, so we ate ours accompanied by the braised aubergines below.

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Tags: Afgan · Bread · Main Course · vegan · Vegetarian

Braised aubergine with yoghurt dressing – Banjaan borani

February 12th, 2021 · No Comments

Having acquired a taste for lockdown travel we thought we’d take a relaxing last-minute weekend break to Afghanistan. Along with the Speedos, flip flops and factor 50, we packed Parwana – Recipes and stories from an Afgan kitchen – the latest addition to the culinary wing of the Yumblog library. Banjaan borani is the first […]

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Tags: Afgan · Main Course · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Braised pointed cabbage with melted Emmental and crispy crumb topping

February 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

So after queueing for only ten hours at Passport Control, here we are back in Blighty (108,013 mainly avoidable Covid deaths and counting). We had filled our suitcases with all sorts of tasty European goodies gathered on our tour but regrettably, after negotiating the barbed wire and daisy cutters of no-man’s land, all were confiscated […]

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Tags: Main Course · Rosemary · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #27 – Sweden

January 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Laxpudding – Salmon, potato & spinach bake And so ends our travels. After the longest journey of this adventure so far we arrive at a snow covered twilit Sweden. As the Disunited Kingdom slowly bleeds out from the self-inflicted wound of Brexit we spend our last night dining beneath the aurora borealis pondering our future […]

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Tags: EU · Fish · Main Course

A celebration of Europe #26 – Spain

January 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Papas arrugadas, mojo colarado, mojo verde – Wrinkled potatoes with red and green sauces Boarding the train we have a long journey west through Italy and France to Spain, followed by a ferry trip out into the Atlantic ocean to the Canary Islands where this recipe originates. Santa Cruz, Sevilla, Spain.

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Tags: EU · Main Course · Tapas · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #24a – Slovenia

January 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Sauerkraut & bean stew – Slovenian Jota A short borderless drive south-west through Hungary we arrive in Slovenia, famished and in search of a hearty stew. With thanks to Louise for the tip, borne of many trips to her parents’ home country accompanied by Greg, the avowed eschewer of meat. The original Jota contains pork. […]

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A celebration of Europe #25 – Greece

January 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

Lentil keftedes & dill yoghurt Sorry Greece, we didn’t forget you, just somewhere along the journey we forgot to write you up. And to add a dash of insult to injury, for authenticity we consulted that Athens-born Hellenic super chef, Jamie Oliver. Asos, Greece.

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Tags: EU · greek · Main Course · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

A celebration of Europe #22 – Romania

January 18th, 2021 · No Comments

Iahnie de fasole (Traditional bean stew) We had a long train journey today, travelling from Europe’s most westerly country to its most eastern. That said, the scenery was beautiful, the trains modern and punctual, and the buffet car well stocked with cheese toasties. I would take the description ‘stew’ with a pinch of salt (and […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #21 – Portugal

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments

Cataplana What better way to round up a Saturday than to head south west and spend the evening eating in Portugal, specifically the Algarve. We’ll assume that if you have come here in search of Cataplana (the recipe), you won’t be in possession of a Cataplana (a copper lidded pan traditionally used to cook said […]

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Tags: EU · Fish · Main Course · Seafood

A celebration of Europe #20 – Poland

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments

Cheese and potato pierogi And so we reached Friday night, traditional domain of a trip to the pub, chips for the child and a couple of jars of finest pilsner for her and him. That was in the olden days. Now we make our own entertainment; following a conversation on our walk to see the […]

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #19 – The Netherlands

January 15th, 2021 · No Comments

Spinaziestamppot met ei It’s Thursday night, so time to visit the fifth happiest country in the world, The Netherlands. Incidentally, as I write this the entire Dutch government has just resigned because, as their PM stated, they were not up to standard. Admittedly they had wrongly accused 20,000 families of tax fraud, but step back […]

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Tags: cheese · Eggs · EU · Main Course

A celebration of Europe #18 – Malta

January 14th, 2021 · No Comments

Stuffat tal-Qarnit – Octopus stew Heading south to the Mediterranean we are off to Malta. It’s refreshing to be in a country with a coastline as now we can have a break from the root vegetables of the East and enjoy something altogether more fishy, or in this case, tentically. And on the subject of […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · Octopus · Seafood

A celebration of Europe #17 – Luxembourg

January 14th, 2021 · No Comments

Trout with Riesling wine In contrast to yesterday’s simple snack, today we’re heading to Luxembourg for something a little more refined. Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. As […]

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Tags: EU · Fish · Main Course

A celebration of Europe #15 – Latvia

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments

Skabenu zupa – Sorrel soup Obviously unless you have an allotment, sorrel is going to be a tricky ingredient to source. If this is the case, substitute with spinach and a squeeze of lemon juice. Latvia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy and ranks 39th in the Human Development Index. It performs […]

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A celebration of Europe #14 – Italy

January 11th, 2021 · No Comments

Pizza Arguably an obvious choice. Undeniably a tasty one. There was mild panic when a trip to Sainsburys was met with an empty shelf where the Mozzarella should have been. Hopefully this was down to an oversight by the manager rather than a consequence of Brexit, but it is too dismal to speculate. On the […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · EU · Main Course · Pizza · vegan · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

A celebration of Europe #13 – Ireland

January 10th, 2021 · No Comments

Boxty (bacstaí) Friday evening was spent with our nearest EU neighbour, the Republic of Ireland. As a rule the week ends with a dinner which is quick and easy to make and has sufficient heft to soak up the evening’s drinking. Boxty ticks all those boxties. Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, Ireland

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Tags: Brunch · EU · Main Course · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #12 – Hungary

January 9th, 2021 · No Comments

Hungarian mushroom soup (Magyaros gombaleves) with Pinched Noodles (Csipetke) Bags packed, we’re off to Hungary for a bowl of noodled soup. For a relatively small country Hungary has many largest things: largest thermal water cave system and (second) largest thermal lake in the world, not forgetting the largest lake and largest natural grasslands in Europe. […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · pasta · Soup · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #11 – Germany

January 8th, 2021 · Comments Off on A celebration of Europe #11 – Germany

Flammkuchen And so to our spiritual home, Germany. A country that seems to get most things right in the same way we don’t anymore. In 2018 on a visit to Berlin we saw Scritti Politti at an event called ‘Goodbye UK – and Thank You for the Music‘, a celebration paying ‘homage to the extraordinary […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · EU · german · Main Course · Vegetarian(ish)

A celebration of Europe #10 – France

January 7th, 2021 · No Comments

Galettes de pommes de terre (Grumbeerekiechle) au chevre chaud – Potato rosti topped with melted goat’s cheese What better way to start a new year than a visit to France, specifically the heavily German influenced region of Alsace. Colmar, Alsace, France.

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · Tory cunts · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #9a – Finland

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments

Lohikeitto – Salmon and potato soup From Estonia we head north a little bit to Finland, a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. Finland shares land borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, and Norway to the north. Finland is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic […]

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Tags: EU · Fish · Main Course · Soup

A celebration of Europe #8 – Estonia

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments

Seto Sibulapiirak – Seto onion pie Today we are eating pie in Estonia, a country in Northern Europe which borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Estonian citizens receive universal health care, free education and the longest paid […]

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Tags: Baking · Eggs · EU · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #6 – Czech Republic

January 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

Smažený sýr The challenge Yumblog faces as a vegetarian/fish/seafood blog, is that many countries in Project EU lean towards a meat-centric and essentially pig-based diet. Added to this, fish dishes from landlocked countries invariably feature carp – a best-avoided flaccid, grainy creature which tastes of mud and has a texture not dissimilar to tripe. On […]

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A celebration of Europe #4a – Croatia

January 1st, 2021 · No Comments

Škampi na buzaru Our New Year’s Eve dinner found us straddling the 1,898 km between Croatia and Cyprus. Croatia served us the main course of these tasty prawns accompanied by a flat bread called Lepinja, and Cyprus a dessert of light and zesty rice pudding. Croatia is classified by the World Bank as a high-income […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · Seafood

A celebration of Europe #3 – Bulgaria

December 31st, 2020 · No Comments

Banitsa On the day Parliament voted through the Brexit deal with little or no scrutiny, shamefully aided by a whipped Labour Party, now is a good time to reflect that were you to have believed the spew of lies wretched up by the Leave campaign, our glorious Kingdom would now be overrun by Bulgarians, and […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Eggs · EU · Main Course · pie/pasty · Side Dish

A celebration of Europe #2 – Belgium

December 30th, 2020 · No Comments

Waterzooi Unfortunately Andrew the Fishmonger was closed today so we were forced to resort to the Sainsbury’s chiller cabinet of vacuum-packed disappointment. As I picked over the hermetically sealed packets of sweaty fillets I couldn’t help but recall the magnificent fresh fish departments of Spanish supermarkets. Anything with a gill, tenticle, sucker or shell that […]

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Tags: EU · Fish · Main Course · Seafood

A celebration of Europe #1 – Austria

December 29th, 2020 · No Comments

Spätzle We thought we’d end the year and start the new with a celebration of the 28 27 members of the European Union. Each day we’ll be serving a meal from a different EU member state, striving for the authentic and traditional and avoiding the cliched – and to make it unnecessarily complicated, doing it […]

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · Uncategorized · Vegetarian

Tuscan cannellini bean & cavolo nero soup

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

If you are the impulsive sort who starts cooking a dish before fully reading the method, and then 10 minutes before your planned meal time come across the instruction ‘marinade for a fortnight’, then please read the recipe below thoroughly as it contains not only ‘simmer for two hours‘ but also ‘soak overnight‘. That said, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · vegan · Vegetarian

Lettuce risotto

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments

When a succession of veg boxes leaves you with a cumulative glut of lettuces, you come to the realisation that there is only so much you can eat in traditional salad form, and cooking seems to be limited to braised side dishes, either solo or avec pois. But worry not dear reader(s) for there is […]

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · vegan · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Leek Carbonara

April 9th, 2020 · 4 Comments

As I had to line up outside the greengrocers in a long socially-spaced covid queue for over twenty minutes to buy, among other things, these three handsome leeks, I thought they should (in true Masterchef style) be made the ‘star of the dish’. This is a modified, and in my ‘umble opinion, much improved Jme […]

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Tags: Eggs · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Potato, Leek and Gruyère tart

January 17th, 2018 · No Comments

As the result of a Christmas spent in France hosted by, among others, Jean-Pierre the moustachioed turophile, we had pretty much vowed to stay away from cheese for long into the new year. That was until, in an idle moment, we happened across this tempting Potato, Leek and Gruyère tart from the ever reliable and […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Side Dish · Starter · Vegetarian

Maalu Miris – Peppers stuffed with spicy potato in a coconut sauce

January 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Here’s wishing a ‘Happy New Year’ to all our lovely readers. In many ways 2017 wasn’t the best, but trust me 2018 is going to be great. The Tories will implode under the sheer weight of their incompetence, corruption and lies, Corbyn will march us joyfully towards a new Socialist dawn, Brexit will be cancelled, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Sri Lankan · vegan · Vegetarian

Vietnamese Prawn Pho

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

After the stunning and heroic intake of baked goods* on our recent tri-city Teutonic train tour of Düsseldorf, Berlin and Köln, thoughts and waist-lines turned to meals of a lighter, altogether less bready nature. This recipe fulfilled that desire to such a degree we ate it two days on the trot – first as here with […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood · Soup · Vegetarian(ish)

Courgette & halloumi ‘falafels’ with spicy tomato salsa

August 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Thought it would be safer to put ‘falafels’ in inverted commas as the absence of chickpeas and the inclusion of halloumi, would probably leave us open to criticism from ‘The Guild of Master Falafel Makers‘ as well as purists, pedants, trolls, stupid people and no doubt the odd het up vegan. We here at Yumblog don’t […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Snack · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Calamari with toasted rice

July 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

The source of this recipe can be found in ‘The Gaza Kitchen‘ by Laila El-Haddad & Maggie Schmitt. This is an impressive collection of Palestinian recipes interspersed with stories of life, struggle and food in the oppressed land of Gaza. We have made a few tiny modifications, tweaked proportions, and converted the measurements from ‘cups’ […]

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Tags: Main Course · Palestinian · Rice · Seafood · squid

Chana masala (chickpea curry)

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Consider the humble chickpea. Nutritious, ubiquitous, tasty, cheap, and as versatile as a 46-piece socket set. It can be stir-fried, casseroled, tagined, enstewed, devilled, saladated, hummouserised, soupified, and in this case, masalaed. If you’re contemplating doing something interesting with a tin of chickpeas this weekend, we here at Yumblog Villas urge you to give this […]

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Tags: Main Course · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Chilled courgette, pea & buttermilk soup

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

By far the most prolific and rampant vegetable currently growing in the collective garden here at Yumblog Villas is the courgette. Some have become so pumped up they have started to hang around with the marrows. Two such swaggering beasts constituted the bulk of this refreshing, light yet substantial summer soup. I’ll suggest next year […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Garides saganaki (prawns with ouzo and feta)

July 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

You know humanity is truly approaching the end of days when a flier from McDonnalds drops on the doormat and not only pronounces ‘We deliver, McDelivery has arrived’, but also proudly trumpets that this essential service is bought to you by UberEATS. A partnership forged in the fat-clogged sewers of neoliberal hell. It could only […]

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Tags: cheese · greek · Main Course · Seafood

Cheese fondue

January 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Traditional Cheese Fondue

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Tags: cheese · Fondue · Main Course · Vegetarian(ish)