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Entries from May 2008

Thunder & Lightning

May 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is traditionally a humble peasant dish designed to use up stale bread and lovelorn broken bits of pasta and was ironically published in the current edition of Waitrose Food Magazine. Considering the imminent global economic melt down it is of course prescient as we’ll all be peasants soon … or at least those who […]

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Tags: Main Course · Vegetarian

Stinging Nettle Soup

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve always liked the idea of free food, and cooking a meal with ingredients foraged from nature’s bountiful larder holds a romantic and atavistic appeal. Sadly Bethnal Green doesn’t offer many opportunities for living off the land. You’ll struggle to find a morel growing among the KFC cartons and general crap along the Mile End […]

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Tags: foraged · Soup · Starter · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Seared Squid with Roasted Pepper Sauce

May 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There were scenes of mild peril when I got my squid tubes home and discovered they were not, as I had assumed, empty, but in fact contained tentacles and all sorts of other body parts. Blogger-D had to step in and perform some deft and discrete fishmongery to remove the offending bits of cephalopod. Pathetic […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Starter

Salsify in Garlic Vinaigrette

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Poor old salsify. It seems to be either unknown, forgotten or unloved. Virtually unavailable in the shops, not a single search result for it on the usually flawless Waitrose cooking and recipe website, and still available and up for grabs. All of which is a shame as it has to be one of the […]

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Tags: salad · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Tofu Steak with Stir Fried Summer Vegetables

May 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I can see every red-blooded carnivore spitting derision at the idea of a tofu ‘steak’, and to be honest when I came across this recipe in the excellent ‘Harumi’s Japanese Cooking’ I was dubious myself. OK, so this isn’t a real steak such as you’d get in a Harvester “Have you used a knife and […]

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Tags: Asparagus · Japanese · Main Course · Vegetarian

Pan Fried Salmon with Avocado Remoulade

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I got this recipe from Simply Recipes – an excellent foodblog by Elise Bauer. Other essential reading on the web this week was this article on Guardian Unlimited, which in turn leads to the very informative and equally disturbing ‘Wolf at the Door‘ website by Paul Thompson. Enjoy avocados while you can and don’t say […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Yellow Pepper, Goats Cheese & Spinach Lasagne

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments

The front page of Ken Livingstone’s campaign website is frozen in pre-election time with the simple message ‘Don’t vote for a joke. Vote for London’. Shamefully, it seems Londoners (or at least the 45% who could be bothered to get off their arses to vote) fancied a bit of a laugh. Anyway, this depressing result […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Vegetarian