Creamy smoked salmon & pea pasta – ready in 15 minutes

creamy smoked salmon & pea pasta

Usually I have an hour or so to get the dinner ready, but one evening, time ran away with me and suddenly it was 20-to-dinnertime and I had nothing even approaching ready. To make matters worse, we were also short of ingredients. I opened the fridge and took a panicked…

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Smoked mackerel pâté – bank holiday picnic!

Smoked mackerel pate & crudites

Ah, the joy of a sunny bank holiday weekend!  DH had booked us in to the classic car show at Duxford (Imperial War Museum) for May Bank Holiday Sunday, so he could show off his mid-life-crisis-on-wheels and talk endlessly about tuning, fuel consumption, spoilers, and heaven knows what else with…

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Smoked salmon dauphinoise

Smoked salmon dauphinoise

About a year ago, after a somewhat debauched and thoroughly middle-class weekend, I found myself with an excess of smoked salmon and double cream. As they approached their best before dates, my friend Helen (who is a complete wiz in the kitchen) suggested this smoked salmon dauphinoise as a possible…

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