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Coriander and Peanut Pesto

Coriander and Peanut Pesto

This is a wonderfully aromatic relish for use when you have too much coriander. But I must admit that rarely happens as I’ve always found it quite tricky to grow – it seems to bolt, flower and go to seed very easily. Of course that’s no problem as you can ...
Greek Tomato and Millet Bake

Greek Tomato and Millet Bake

This is real comfort food. It’s a bit like lasagne or moussaka – but I like it better. It’s unusual and has some interesting ingredients – but please don’t let that put you off. In a minute I’ll tell you more, but first… In the Garden I’ve been planting out ...
Pesto with a twist

Pesto with a twist

The twenty or so basil plants I sowed from seed earlier this summer are getting a bit leggy and so I tipped them out – nipping off the top two or four big leaves down to the next set of leaves on the stalk. They were crying out to be ...
Borlotti beans with garlic

Borlotti beans with garlic

This season has been a disaster for beans! The drought really put a stopper on fertilisation of flowers and so I had very few pods develop. That applied to all sorts of beans including my absolute favourite – borlottis. I’ve just harvested what few I did have and I’ve taken ...
How to Dress a Salad

How to Dress a Salad

I was visiting one of my oldest friends, Kate, recently and we were in the kitchen. I was trying hard not to interfere. She was making pizza – an airy yet crisp crust slathered with a rich tomato sauce – and she asked me to dress the green salad. I ...
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