Category Archives: Starter

Crab Linguine

Summer, and in England at least crab comes into its own. I have used it elsewhere on this blog but sometimes with the heat of some chili and silky smooth pasta it can make a lovely, but light dish. If … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Potatoes, Chorizo and Eggs.

Saturday morning’s a great time for brunch. Up later than normal, too early to bother with a wait for lunch, but looking for something more substantial to see you through the shopping or the rest of the day until dinner. … Continue reading

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Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Makes about 15 I don’t know what it was that made me want to make these, but it has been a long term plan.  I had some delicious croquettes at Fino the then sister restaurant to Barrafina in London: crisp … Continue reading

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Spinach Feta Pie

What is it at the moment, that makes me want to recreate recipes that remind me of living in America? Yes, I know this is more a Greek dish, but I lived in Texas where the weather is hotter all the … Continue reading

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Stuffed Courgette Flowers

So, I remember first eating these in Hugo’s restaurant in Houston. Take the flowers of a courgette stuff with cream and herbs then deep fry in batter – who thought that one up?  I’m glad that they did, and it … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Apple Soup

An autumnal or winter warmer if ever there was one. This celeriac and apple soup is made in minutes, provides a wonderful starter (you can add scallops for extra refinement) or just a nice Saturday afternoon dish. 

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Lobster Rolls

Boston, Provincetown, Maine, Cape Cod you are taken to the East Coast shores by these classic crustacean sandwiches. Even better, they can only be accompanied by chilled beer or cold white wine. They are a perfect match. The cold chopped mayoed lobster … Continue reading

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