Chicken Braised with Fennel, Sweet Pepper & Tomato

We’ve been having a lot of barbecues recently on Sundays but the weather wasn’t great today and I had a few things in my fridge to use up before going away tomorrow: lots of tomatoes, a small head of fennel, some sweet peppers, a buffalo mozzarella … I decided to buy some chicken and make […]

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Roast Cod with Fennel, Pear & Radish Salad

I just loved the salad I had at the wonderful Barrafina recently: Fennel, Comice Pear & Radish … … It was so simple but perfectly put together and balanced and of course I knew immediately I’d want to recreate it at home some time. At Barrafina I ordered some Salt Cod Fritters to go with […]

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Sumac Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Fennel Dauphinoise

The blog has been a bit neglected since the arrival of Jonathan and Lyndsey’s baby nearly 4 weeks ago. A lot of cooking has been going on, providing food being one good way to help the new family, but I’ve tended to rely on old favourites and dishes that will wait a while rather than […]

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Roast Sea Bass with Fennel & Orange

There’s so much wonderful produce in the Twickenham Farmers’ Market at the moment on Saturday mornings I like to follow their lead and buy what takes my eye as well as the regular things – like the amazingly wonderful mixed salad bag from Chegworth Valley. Last week my sighting of some gorgeous red gooseberries led […]

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Tuna Steak with Fennel Marinade

The Katie Stewart cookbook I used for the banana loaf yesterday was still open on my dining table this morning and glancing through it, I decided to use her recipe for ‘tuna in a fennel marinade’ for this evening’s meal. It was nice and easy to put together at lunchtime and would comfortably fit within […]

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