Aug 31, 2018
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Kimchi Gratin

Just when I thought I had gratinated everything possible, from potatoes and Brussel sprouts to chicken, I came across this Kimchi gratin at Restaurant Hubert in Sydney. What a fantastic concept – I love Kimchi in any form but it never occurred to me to use it in a gratin. If you’re not a fan […]

Sep 13, 2016
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Marinated Fried Zucchini with Mint

I am always on the look out for new and different side dishes. Even though a side dish is the supporting act in a meal and never the star of the show, a really good side can turn an ordinary or plain main into something very special. I guess that’s why side dishes in steak restaurants […]

Feb 19, 2016
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Rick Stein’s Pearl Barley Salad with Pomegranate & Herbs

This is another recipe from Rick Stein’s latest book From Venice to Istanbul. The salad originates from Turkey and is called Kisir. I recently served it as part of a Middle eastern dinner which included another recipe from the same book – baked pumpkin with crispy onions and tomato. This salad makes for a lovely […]

Jan 19, 2016
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Egg Fried Rice

When we eat at Chinese restaurants I always order plain steamed rice. As much as I adore fried rice I find plain rice a better accompaniment to all the rich dishes that are normally ordered. So for me fried rice is usually something I make at home as I like to eat it on its […]

Oct 13, 2015
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Warm Lentil Salad with Walnuts & Goats Cheese

I’ve been making this Delia Smith lentil salad for a very long time. Remember Delia? She’s the no-nonsense English cook who taught a whole generation basic cookery skills. One doesn’t hear much about her these days and it’s been a while since Delia has written a cook book but her recipes are tried and tested and can […]

Mar 19, 2015
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Marinated Eggplant

This is another winner of a recipe from Yottam Ottolenghi. If you have a fondness for eggplant you’re going to love this dish. I normally find eggplant that has been baked rather than fried a little on the dry side. It’s great that it’s healthier but it lacks the silky soft quality that eggplant has […]

Feb 27, 2015
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Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes

I’m always on the look out for new side dishes, especially ones that don’t require any last minute preparation and can feed a large number of people without dirtying all the pots and pans in the cupboards or using up all the stove burners. This roasted green bean and tomato dish delivers all of the […]