Archive for 'Savoury' Category

Pickled Beets

May 21st, 2014 by Michael | Comments Off on Pickled Beets

  Pickled beets are delicious! Hey, don’t give me that look… I’m not talking about the canned variety that live out their lives in grocery store purgatory, red and flat flavored, tasting as much of the can as the beets. I’m talking about homemade pickled beets here, jarred alongside red onion and rosemary in tasty tarragon […]

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Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup

May 23rd, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Potato, Leek and Bacon Soup

I know it’s rather hot at this time of year but I am always a fan of soup – it’s easy, hearty and nutritious! Who cares how hot it is, soup is still delicious! This time around I made a potato, leek and bacon soup. We had leeks from Tecolote Farm (a local CSA, the […]

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Sausage Rolls

May 18th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Sausage Rolls

A sausage roll is quintessential party or picnic food… at least where I grew up. It’s some sausage meat (not in casings) wrapped up in some puff pastry and baked. Small or large, finger food or not they always made an appearance. Michael had his first experience of them at my Grandmother’s house when we […]

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Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

Apr 20th, 2011 by Gemma | Comments Off on Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

This was actually inspired by a former job of mine, family style lunches were the norm and one day one of the chefs made a tomato and spinach lasagne. Instead of the ragu you’ll find in usual lasagnes it was a tomato sauce, with a few veggies added, layered up with the usual pasta sheets […]

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Crepes

Mar 28th, 2011 by Gemma | 4

Crepes originated in Brittany but are common throughout all of France. They are a very thin pancake, usually quite large too, and served with a variety of fillings from sweet to savoury, from a simple sprinkling of sugar to something wonderfully complex. I’ve always loved crepes and have many fond memories, trying to eat a […]

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Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

Feb 21st, 2011 by Michael | 1

Being a native of Southern Louisiana, naturally I have several staple recipes from that region that I cook semi-regularly, learned at my mother’s knee — one being chicken and sausage gumbo.  And much to my mother’s dismay, I’m going to give that recipe up at the end of this post.  *grins* A gumbo is a […]

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Sesame Chicken

Jan 31st, 2011 by Gemma | 1

I came to Chinese food later in life, I don’t know why, it’s not as if we never had it when I was young.. But, like kids are wont to do I decided it wasn’t for me and always got fried chicken instead. I’ll admit, even though I’ve been eating Chinese food for several years […]

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Bangers and Mash

Jan 12th, 2011 by Gemma | 1

Bangers and mash is a typical British dish, usually thought of as pub food. Bangers are sausages, English sausages are a lot lighter and fluffier than their American counterparts. The term bangers is thought to come from the sausages originally (and especially during rationing) exploding under the high heat if not cooked carefully. Since we […]

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Garam Masala

Dec 6th, 2010 by Gemma | Comments Off on Garam Masala

Garam Masala (literally “hot spice”) is not an spice in itself. It is a spice blend used in many dishes throughout the Indian Subcontinent. The word garam refers to spice intensity, not heat; garam masala is pungent, but not “hot” in the same way as a chili is. This special blend of spice is used […]

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