Cauliflower & Cumin Soup

What do you do with three-quarters of a cauliflower? That’s what I had left over from the Winter Tabbouleh I made on Friday evening. It’s actually quite a lot of cauliflower for a girl to use up on her own. I considered making the wonderful Cavolfiore Affogato – Drowned Cauliflower – again, as the addition […]

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A ‘Casa Moro’ Meal

Jonathan and Lyndsey were coming for an evening meal on Good Friday. I’d been thinking of trying a baccala – Italian for salt cod – dish for some time, having eaten wonderful creamy mantecato in Venice. Mantecato is an emulsion of salt cod (first soaked for a day or two) with olive oil. It’s mixed […]

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Book Review: MORO EAST by Sam & Sam Clark

Regular readers of this blog will know by now that my favourite cookbook is, without doubt, Moro East by Sam & Sam Clark. I did make an alternative all-time favourite choice in my own Top Ten Cookery Books early on in my blogging career, calling heavily on nostalgia (although Moro East was in my Top 10 list), […]

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Now We Are One – A Year of Blogging

The blog became one on Wednesday. I’d been thinking over the last few weeks about maybe doing something special to celebrate but in the end plans were overtaken by Jonathan, Lyndsey and Zeph moving out that day and thus a certain amount of chaos in the house. Cooking anything wasn’t going to be on the […]

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Rich Vanilla Ice Cream & Summer Fruit Compote

Summer may be elusive but you catch a taste of it in my kitchen. I’m still excited by my new ice-cream maker and decided what I most wanted to make was a really good vanilla ice cream. The test for me of a good gelateria is how great their vanilla and chocolate flavours are. I […]

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Bread Salad with Aubergine & Pomegranate

There was some fabulous food at my friend Chris’s party on Saturday night. The weather even took a break from rain and we were able to eat outside in the garden; although it wasn’t ‘hot’, it was definitely feeling a bit like summer at last. There was a huge bowl of fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad, much […]

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Chocolate Ice Cream, Raspberry Sorbet & Pistachio Biscotti

It must be all those trips to Italy that got me thinking ice cream (it certainly wasn’t the awful English weather!) … Rome in March, Venice in April … and it’s really hard to beat the Italians when it comes to ice cream. The fabulous Fassi in Rome; Gelateria San Stae in Venice. However, The […]

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Book Review: CASA MORO by Sam & Sam Clark

After my lovely time at Moro yesterday talking to Samuel Clark, I was able to enjoy reading Casa Moro on the way home as he’d kindly given me a copy. My collection of Moro books is now complete and I can see this one will become a firm favourite too. I’ll also have to watch […]

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Top Ten Cookery Books: Samuel Clark

Those of you who have followed my blog since I began writing eight months ago will be familiar with my passion for talking anything ‘Moro’. Not only has Moro been one of my favourite restaurants for a few years (see my recent post about eating there), but the two Moro books I own feature on […]

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