Monthly Archives: October 2010

Autumn Coleslaws

Loving these psychedelic purple and orange coleslaws – crunchy autumn alternative to slow- braised red cabbage. This Cabbage Fennel and Apple Slaw is lovely with grilled pork chops or sausages , smoked fish or on a baked potato ( especially … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Ginger Brownies

Carrot Cake is a favourite of mine , I have a recipe that works everytime rich and moist  sometimes I add   poppyseeds ,  cardamon or apricot . The carrot keeps cakes moist and sweet, a few times I have … Continue reading

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Pickled Shallots

As I was busy peeling shallots for the coq au vin I remembered the pickled shallots I made this Spring, only when I went to search for the recipe did  I realise I had forgotten to blog them. It  has … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin ( Chicken in Red Wine)

It’s all gone a bit french round here , but when the vegebox had a big bag of shallots and a box of chestnut mushrooms the first thing I thought was coq au vin.  A chicken casserole characterised by  simmered … Continue reading

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Celeriac Remoulade

The one vegetable I look forward to every year in celeriac, nicknamed the ugly vegetable it’s thick skin rough , scarred covered in rooty tendrils. But the warty craggy exterior belies   bright white flesh with creamy light  taste both raw … Continue reading

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True Taste of Wales – Cider -Mustard Braised Pork Chops with Lentils and Laverbread Oatcakes

One of the greatest  meals I ever ate  was a slow roasted piece of  Welsh belly pork . Though incredibly simple,  it was the first meal my boyfreind and I ever  cooked together.  It was November and we were staying  … Continue reading

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Coconut Chilli Butternut Squash Soup

Weekends this time of year need to include striding knee deep in piles of  golden autumn leaves and returning to steaming bowls of soup . Even better if the soup matches the leaves. I am always so happy to see … Continue reading

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Grilled Megrim Sole with Caper Parsley Butter

I was having my usual scope of the fish counter this week slowly ticking off the things I cannot have because they are not sustainable, beginning to think I probably shouldn’t have anything and am almost certain to turn vegetarian … Continue reading

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Wild Mushrooms ( Blewits) with Chestnut Breadcrumbs

Lovely weekend walk , bright and sunny autumn sunshine and in the middle of the pasture  a troop of Fields Blewits. A couple of years ago I picked up a 1970s edition of Jane Grigson’s Mushroom Feast in which Jane … Continue reading

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Tourte Cévenole ( Potato, Leek and Herb Pie)

This is the final  recipe from the Cévennes region   following on from Spatchcocked Guinea Fowl with Rosemary and Pancetta Pork , Kale & Chestnut Stew These recipes were provided by the author  Rosy Thornton to complement her new fictional work Tapestry … Continue reading

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