Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate

Quick smoked mackerel & avocado pate (Pesach)

I was having my hair cut. My appointment was just before lunch, and as I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, listening to my tummy rumble, my mind inevitably wandered to the contents of my fridge, and what I was going to eat JUST AS SOON AS I GOT HOME! I had …

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Celery and pea soup with goats cheese

I have an odd relationship with celery. I’ve nothing against it, but then, I’m not that fond of it either. Ambivalent, you might say.  My Mum is quite partial to celery, and uses it a lot in her cooking, so there was always some in the fridge when I was …

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‘Hassleback’ stuffed aubergines – vegetarian showstopper main course!

hassleback aubergine - vegetarian stuffed aubergine - showstopper main course

Ever since the success of the hedgehog potatoes (aka hasselback potatoes) I’ve been wondering what other foods could be given a similar treatment. Basically sliced almost-all-the-way-through and baked/roasted.  I was reminiscing about a dish an old flatmate used to make which consisted of slices of aubergine, interleaved with sliced tomato and …

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Quesadillas with holiday-inspired vegetables & feta

quesadillas with sesame oil vegetables & feta

We recently had a lovely holiday in Israel. Since we were last there a couple of years ago, the quality of restaurant food seems to have improved immensely (unless we were just eating in all the wrong places last time). We had some truly spectacular meals. On our first night …

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