Lamb & Feta Meatballs

I had some lamb mince in my freezer that I wanted to use up; there was an aubergine in the fridge, delivered by Waitrose a week ago, that also needing using up. My first thought with the mince was kofte – this is what I mainly buy it for, kofte to go on the barbecue. […]

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Lamb Stewed in Red Wine with Tomatoes, Olives & Thyme

It wasn’t the original plan. I’d bought lamb to make a lamb tagine – an old family favourite – with the prospect of 7 of us for lunch. But then my brother and his two kids couldn’t make it due to a fairly last-minute car crisis, which left 4 of us to lunch – including […]

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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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Spiced Lamb Chops, Saffron Pilaf & Baked Aubergine with Mint Yoghurt

I hadn’t planned to cook. Well, not cook from scratch. I had to work over the weekend; a job I’d taken on just before Christmas turned out to be much longer than expected so I had no choice. Taking a portion of the turkey curry I had in the freezer seemed like an easy option […]

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Stuffed with Fennel Seeds, Rosemary & Apricots

I’ve caught a few re-runs of Gino d’Acampo’s Italian Escape on the TV recently. I can never resist any programme that’s going to indulge me with gorgeous scenes of Italy – Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Naples – and Italian food. Gino’s recipes are very straightforward, nothing complicated, but sometimes that’s all to the good, and […]

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Mechoui Lamb

This is a Jamie Oliver recipe but I was inspired to cook it not by him, but by my god-daughter Emma and her husband Ben. When I went to their house for Sunday lunch recently, the whole family was there … Emma’s parents, brother, sister … and Ben had cooked two lamb shoulders in this […]

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Quick Lamb Tagine

You’ll know by now that a ready-made meal rarely crosses the threshold of the Single Gourmet Traveller’s home. However, there are still times when time is short, life is a little chaotic, and culinary perfectionism has to be thrown aside. Today was such a day. I was in the middle of a rush publishing job […]

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Spicy Sunday Supper

Well, I suppose it looks like a fairly traditional Sunday roast dinner, but this was a wonderfully spiced up version. The inspiration started with Yotam Ottolenghi’s page inĀ Guardian Weekend and Saturday’s (25.2.12) recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash with Cardamon and Nigella Seeds. With half a butternut squash lurking in my fridge, left over from my […]

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