Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lamb Shanks and Lentils

Lamb shanks are definitely up there in my top 5 winter dishes. You get the beautifully braised lamb shank which should be falling right off the bone. You also usually get a rich glistening sauce that you can slurp off … Continue reading

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Morcilla Morsels

Some of the reactions I get from people when I describe black pudding are downright amusing. To be fair though, I can’t really blame someone for scrunching their face when I explain it’s a sausage made from congealed pigs blood, … Continue reading

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Pickled Vegetables

Vegetables ready for pickling. Threw in some star anise, cloves, coriander seeds and black peppercorns to a 3:2 water:vinegar ratio. I’m hoping the thinner pieces pickle by this weekend!

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Braised Pork Ribs

Succulent braised pork ribs with cocktail onions for that sweetness and sauteed red cabbage with apple cider vinegar and sugar for a tangy bit of crunch.

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All ducks in a row

I’ve been toying with the idea of cooking duck for a very long time, specially after seeing this video. I wanted to put a dish together that was not only elegant but also incorporated a variety of flavour profiles as … Continue reading

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Martian Chicken

A post-dinner brainstorm on dinner party ideas left me with a challenge – what the heck can I make with blue cheese and wasabi peas? The answer – mutant looking slabs of wasabi pea crusted chicken breast stuffed with blue … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Curd

I don’t have a great deal of experience making desserts which is a shame, because I sure love eating them. Searching youtube for inspiration, I came across this video and decided I would try my hand at chocolate mousse. The … Continue reading

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