Mum’s lokshen kugel with apple

lokshen kugel

My tried-and-tested family recipe for a delicious traditional lokshen kugel – sweet, spicy, studded with dried fruits, and with a wonderful apple filling. Lokshen kugel, sometimes known as lokshen pudding, is an extremely traditional Ashkenazi Jewish food, and it appeared on my family’s Shabbat table almost every week when I…

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Fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

fine & broad beans with anchovies, onions, tomato & quinoa

This was originally supposed to just have one sort of beans in it – broad beans – but 500g of broad bean pods yielded just 125g of beans, and once they’d been double podded there was hardly anything left! Is there any other food that has such a high ratio…

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Aubergine & ricotta lasagne

aubergine & ricotta lasagne

I bought a couple of aubergines and some ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and I had a plan for what I was going to do with them. I’d envisaged stuffing the aubergines with a mega-cheesy filling and then baking them. But the more I thought about it, the more that wasn’t…

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Courgette with garlic & tomato

courgettes with garlic & tomato

Each year we grow vegetables in our garden. They’re so yummy, freshly picked, prepared and eaten. This year we have tomatoes, french beans, baby corn and courgettes. It doesn’t matter what else there is, there’s always courgettes. And they’re always delicious. I had three courgette plants this time, but two…

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