Garlicky Carrots from Portugal

Garlicky Carrots from Portugal

Garlicky Carrots from Portugal The credit for this photograph has to go to my lucky sister who was in Portugal last week, so I got her to snap a photograph of these delicious garlicky carrots and buttery black olives. This little nibble (hors doovers) is something you get in many of the shack-like plastic tables and chairs type restaurants by…

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Grimbister: A Great Scottish Cheese

Grimbister Cheese It is a shame Grimbister cheese is not more well known. It is a delicious cheese that will not be enjoyed by those people who think only strong tasting cheeses like Roquefort are worth eating. Grimbister is admired for its soft crumbly texture and mild milky taste. It has a slight taste of sour milk, which doesn’t sound…

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Sbyoes for a Scottish Salad

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Syboes for a Scottish Salad F. Marian McNeill is best known for her highly regarded book on Scottish cookery The Scots Kitchen, a subject she was passionate about. In an article she wrote for the Scotsman titled Salad-Time is Here: Be Salad Minded (10th June 1935) F. Marian McNeill shows us how the demise of British food is nothing new….

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Two Simple Fennel Recipes

  We don’t eat enough of this wonderful vegetable in Britain. There is no excuse considering how versatile it is, and it goes with almost everything. Here are two simple recipes for fennel to show off this wonderful vegetable. The first recipe is for a fennel and parmesan salad, showing how refreshing fennel is when it is served raw, thinly…

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Picnic Food for Summer

Picnic Food for Summer and Eating Cold One of the best things about summer is eating cold, and eating picnic food, when you don’t want to stand over a hot stove. If you have some good bread, charcuterie, a bit of cheese, and some nice vegetables you really don’t need anything else. Except for a bottle of wine – a…

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Puy Lentil Salad: A French Classic

Puy Lentil Salad is a French Brasserie Classic In Paris, on the rue de Mail, there is the most perfect brasserie called Chez Georges, where this classic dish is always on the menu. The lentils are dressed in a vinaigrette flavoured with lots of Dijon mustard, parsley and shallots. They arrive at the table in a very large bowl, so…

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Arbroath Smokie Salad

Abroath Smokie Salad with Toasted Pinhead Oatmeal and a Creamy Dressing Arbroath Smokie Salad, with a Creamy Dressing and Toasted Oats. Toasted pinhead oatmeal adds a delicious crunch to this salad. This recipe has been adapted from a dish served at Cafe St Honore, in Edinburgh. Despite this restaurants French name, and design, it uses all the best ingredients Scotland has…

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Portuguese Salad: A Refreshing Foil

Portuguese Salad: Perfect for Summer This is hardly a recipe, rather more a beautiful idea. If you order grilled meat in a Portuguese restaurant you will often find this salad is served as an accompaniment. Whether through accident or design, its freshness and simplicity act as the perfect foil for grilled meat. You will find bad examples, but when good…

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