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Entries from January 2008

Shetland Black Vintage Potatoes

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

We found these amongst the impressive array of fancy potatoes at Waitrose. As you can see, the flesh is yellow with a markedly blue vascular ring and as with all unusual vegetables, the packaging describes the flavour as ‘nutty’. We roasted ours in their skins in olive oil and they were very good indeed. Nutty […]

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Tags: unusual foods

Spicy Lentil & Coconut Soup

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

A naked Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the cover and a long and unnecessary interview with David ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron on the inside. This month’s Observer Food Monthly had one cock too many.

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Tuna & Tomato Empanadillas

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I had the yen to make some Cornish pasties, but not having all the necessary ingredients and not wanting to brave the ugly madness that is Bethnal Green on a Saturday afternoon to get them, I made these instead.

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Tags: Baking · Brunch · Fish · Starter

Japanese Brussels Sprouts with Tofu

January 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Every Saturday the Guardian magazine publishes a column by Yotam Ottolenghi called ‘The New Vegetarian’. His recipes are invariably interesting, often unusual, and judging by the ones we have tried, always delicious. This one caught my eye as it is a new way of cooking sprouts, which like dogs, are for life not just Christmas.

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Tags: Japanese · Main Course · Vegetarian

Sushi – Maki-Zushi

January 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Find a Yo! Sushi…walk through door…sit down…grab nearest thing on conveyor belt…shove in mouth – what could be quicker? Certainly not making your own. However…

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Tags: Japanese · Main Course · Starter


January 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Just to recap, yumblog has been going for almost five months now and in that time we have picked up a readership of three – a friend, a sister and a nice man from Terroni & Sons. Quality rather than quantity I feel. So Mr Prudence, Toria and Nunzio, this recipe for piccalilli is for […]

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Tags: Preserves · Vegetarian

Anchovy, Rocket & Lemon Linguine

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Like every middle-class metropolitan professional couple we lead such busy lives these days. Monday night we attend our Tibetan singing bowl music workshop, Tuesday is Pranic Crystal Healing, Wednesday – practical Feng Shui, Thursday night is of course Aura Therapy night and Friday is ‘The Power of the Pyramids’ – term 2. The weekends we […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Roasted Vegetable Agrodolce

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

According to my fellow blogger, agrodolce is Italian for sweet and sour. Seeing as she is a multi-linguist and I am barely a mono-, who am I to question?

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Tags: Main Course · Vegetarian


January 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

If like me two weeks ago, you have never tasted carp and you think it would be interesting to give it a go, my advice to you is please don’t bother. Along with voting Tory, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and felching, it is an experience best avoided. There is a reason why carp is an […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Blue Cheese Oat Biscuits

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I realise the photo below looks like an unappetising plateful of deep-fried Spam fritters, however they are actually a tasty full-fat medley of oat biscuits heavily laden with blue cheese.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Vegetarian

Minted Pea & Lettuce Soup

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Happy New Year. It’s 2008 and it looks like the year ahead is going to be shit.

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Preserved Lemons

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

As promised when I blogged the Chickpea & Aubergine Casserole, here’s how to preserve a lemon. Possibly a skill you could add to your CV.

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Tags: Vegetarian