Archive for September, 2009

For Heidi

Many of you have been wondering where I have been, these past six months, and those of you who have followed my sporadic blogging will know I have been looking after my Unwell Friend. This morning, surrounded by her family, she died. And I am heartbroken. To borrow the words of Erich Segal: What can […]

Asian Orange Chicken

I have long been of the mindset that food is love. The reason I love entertaining so, is because it is the perfect way for me to show my friends how much I love them. These past few months, I have been cooking for my Unwell Friend. First, for her, a multitude of vegan dishes […]

Cauliflower and stilton soup

First, you know it’s one of my made-up recipes when there are no proper measurements. Either that, or it’s a recipe from my mum. I love soup, and particularly thick and creamy vegetable soups that don’t actually have any cream, or butter, but thicken by virtue of the amount of vegetables versus stock. Soup makes […]

Zucchini with basil and lemon

This is from Nigel Slater’s Real Food, and, other than that amazing fried zucchini you get in old-fashioned Italian restaurants, I have always found it my least favourite vegetable, bland and tasteless. But, I urge you to try this. It will change your mind forever. 2 zucchini, sliced on the diagonal, about 1/2 cm thick. […]

Peach and Apple crumble

6 peaches, pitted, peeled and diced large 4 apples, cored, peeled and diced large. rub together: 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup sugar 1 stick butter until damp, and sand-like. Lay fruit in buttered fruit dish. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, cinnamon to taste, and 1 tablespoon corn starch. Lay crumble mixture on […]

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