Archive For October 2017

Chickpea Devilled Eggs

Chickpea Devilled Eggs

From Whole Foods Market   Makes 2 dozen   Which came first, the chickpea or the egg? These rich and tangy devilled eggs with chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are inspired by hummus, yet have an irresistible appeal all their own.   Ingredients 1 dozen eggs 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained, divided 2 tablespoons…

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Portugal – A world of flavours – travel review

Portugal – A world of flavours – travel review

It’s true that many British tourists are regulars on the beaches of the Algarve and they will say they love the country. Yes, they enjoy that little corner of this amazing land; but far fewer visitors travel away from the resorts to discover the real personality of Portugal. The Portuguese are the product of a…

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The Palestinian Table – review

The Palestinian Table – review

It’s a sign of a fine cookbook! I have turned the pages and have actually mused on presenting a dinner party, family dinner and afternoon tea using offerings from within these covers. It’s not often that I am inspired to cook anything from review cookbooks, other than the odd recipe here and there, but The…

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Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

Cheese and Vegetable Wholewheat Flan

From Delia Smith   For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep. Serves 4-6   Ingredients For the pastry: 1½ oz (40 g) wholewheat flour 1½ oz (40 g) plain flour 1½ oz (40…

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Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

Charred Onion and Swiss Cheese Tart

From Delia Smith   East Anglia is not a place for gentle breezes, what you get here are mega-strong winds. Normally I quite enjoy the high drama of the lashing winds (or rather the sound of them), but on Sunday it was slightly different. I had settled in for a relaxing glass or two of…

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Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown – restaurant review

Hot Pot in London’s Chinatown – restaurant review

Hot Pot: a sumptuous DIY event Hot Pot is a sociable activity that allows family and friends to gather together around the pot to celebrate the tradition of sharing – the tradition of Hot Pot. With over 150 Hot Pot restaurants in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, this particular branch in London’s Chinatown has won me…

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Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook – review

Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook – review

I was expecting something special. It was coming from Face Publications and their books are superb! I wasn’t disappointed with Hook Line Sinker! Hook Line Sinker – A Seafood Cookbook by Galton Blackiston impresses before one even opens the cover: the pages are edged in shining silver. The transparent dust jacket shimmers. A quality presentation…

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Celery Citrus Salad with Balsamic and Feta

Celery Citrus Salad with Balsamic and Feta

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 4   Crunchy celery contrasts with sweet, tender citrus in this lovely salad that perfectly exhibits how a touch of highly flavorful ingredients–balsamic vinegar and feta–can elevate a dish without adding too much in the way of fat or sodium.   Ingredients 5 satsumas, clementines or honey tangerines 1…

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Chino Latino – restaurant review

Chino Latino – restaurant review

Diners at the front tables of Chino Latino have a stunning view To the untutored this location might not seem the best, being on the ‘other side of the river’. However, it has great transport links, being set between Waterloo and Vauxhall stations, with fleets of convenient red buses running past the door – or…

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