Tamarind Margaritas

July 12th, 2016

If you love sharp, citrusy and slightly sour flavours, like I do, then you’ll love tamarind margaritas. They make perfect partners to Mexican and Asian food.  The good news is you can make up the margarita mix in advance and keep it in the fridge. Believe me,  spying a jar of this potent mix at the end of a long

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Caesar Salad – The Perfect Dressing

June 1st, 2016

The original dressing invented by Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico during 1924 didn’t contain any anchovies. My recipe, does however, as I believe it greatly improves the flavour. For a classic Caesar, I use a combination of romaine and iceberg lettuce roughly torn then coated with the dressing. Serve with parmesan shavings and garlic croutons.

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Spring Lamb Medley

March 6th, 2016

Here is a lamb recipe with a twist. In many ways it’s similar to roast lamb, except roast lamb takes a lot longer to cook and the lamb recipe I’m giving you here is ready in 20 minutes, so perfect if you’re time short but want something substantial. Try it instead of a traditional Sunday lunch this

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Seville Oranges Are Coming!

January 10th, 2016

Act quickly if you want to catch the (impossibly short) Seville orange season. And you really, really should because Seville’s aren’t just plain, old ordinary oranges, they’re special – like oranges on steroids. In the main Seville’s are bought for making marmalade which doesn’t particularly interest me, (although I am partial to a tangy orange

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Lamb Tagine – A Moroccan Masterpiece

November 18th, 2015

You are looking at the perfect antidote to dark, damp, autumn days.  A wonderfully comforting, aromatic dish with complex flavours that dance across your tongue. Best of all, it’s totally stress free – requiring very little effort from you, yet impressive enough to serve a supper party. Marvellous! N.B The secret magic ingredients are plenty of

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Hot & Sour Broth

November 6th, 2015

  If I’m honest, hot and sour pretty much sums up my mood all week and so it seemed pretty appropriate to make a fiery broth to match my temperament. Remarkably, it’s had the desired effect, flushing out the gloom and doom, lifting both spirit and jaded palate brought on by comfort eating of the

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