Posts Tagged ‘cucumber’

Elderflower and cucumber gin fizz

A super refreshing summer cocktail.

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Cucumber and sesame noodle salad

This noodle salad has a fiery sweet and spicy dressing, but the cucumber and coriander make it strangely refreshing. I conjured this up on a cold Saturday afternoon from vegetables on hand, to eat while reading the paper. So it goes without saying that you can substitute whatever you have – matchstick thin strips of […]

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Lamb and beetroot meatballs

I’m a bit of a latecomer to Nigel Slater. While most people cite him as among their favourite cookery writers, I was always put off by stilted and uncomfortable TV performances. Nigel is really made for the written word.┬áBut now I am now the proud owner of my first Nigel Slater book, Tender. I’ve already […]

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Roast Chicken and Bulghar Wheat Salad

A summery take on a simple roast chicken, eaten with this courgette and bulghar wheat salad, an extra smattering of pine nuts and some cooling, garlicky tzatiki.

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Amazing Mackerel on Toast

Valentine Warner is a bit of a new celebrity crush of mine – reading all the hype a few months ago, I was unconvinced/jealous. But as soon as you watch a programme, his infectious enthusiasm rubs off on you and I always warm to someone as downright greedy as he is. So, when he made […]

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