Some cakes

August 29th, 2015

Jaffa cakes from this Jamie Oliver recipe:

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They taste almost entirely unlike jaffa cakes though. Could do with more sweetness. The main problem is the recipe ingredients are all wrong: It needs more cake mix, about half the marmalade, and about twice the chocolate.

Cookies from this BBC recipe:

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Not exactly sophisticated, but they taste OK.

Pigs trotters and ears St Menehould

August 12th, 2015

After simmering with some vegetables for four hours:

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I chopped up the trotters and ears and pressed it in the fridge overnight. It makes a kind of brawn pie:

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After breading but before cooking:

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The final taste is not unlike nankotsu. It works well with the breadcrumbs, but would be fairly inedible without them.

Update This tastes much better cold the next day, with a bit of mayonnaise.

Beef end rib

July 24th, 2015

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Falafel

July 21st, 2015

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I used raw chickpeas, which held together very well when cooked (unlike using tinned chickpeas).

Yotam Ottolenghi recipe from here.

Peas

July 14th, 2015

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London Shitland and National Fail

July 9th, 2015

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How hard is to run a train without being 10 minutes late … every day?

Beef casserole and home made horseradish sauce

July 4th, 2015

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Sorry about the terrible photo. The food was delicious. Recipe was this one, and the horseradish recipe was this.

Horseradish

July 4th, 2015

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Mackerel in miso

July 3rd, 2015

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From Harumi’s cookbook. Very tasty!

Vegan cauliflower curry and chapatis

July 2nd, 2015

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I made the chapatis with genuine Indian atta flour. The recipe is from the Hare Krishna cookbook “The Higher Taste”.

Kohlrabi fritters

June 29th, 2015

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Recipe

Kale and fennel soup

June 23rd, 2015

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Kale and fennel were both grown in our garden.

Hugh’s kohlrabi carpaccio

June 21st, 2015

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Recipe from here. Kohlrabi and thyme are from our garden.

Kin kans!

June 20th, 2015

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Fennel and kale tagliatelle

June 15th, 2015

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Tasty! The secret is in the lemon and fennel fronds added afterwards, giving it a nice lift.

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Recipe is this one but I didn’t bother with the onion.

Kin kan (kumquats)

June 14th, 2015

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Peppers chorizo halloumi pesto pizza

June 14th, 2015

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Not that good.

Rosemary, dates and caramelized onion pizza

June 14th, 2015

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Quite sophisticated.  Next time, cut the dates up smaller.

Red pepper pesto

June 10th, 2015

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Home-roasted peppers, coriander, pimenton and pine nuts pesto, pasta, and fresh salad from the garden.

This is the recipe – don’t put too much paprika in it.

Cheesey croquette

May 9th, 2015

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