Category Archives: Seasonal salads

Recipes mindful of what is available and in season

Cavelero Nero Love

There’s something very exciting about the change of seasons in England. Autumn is about to ebb into winter and judging by the crisp chilly temperatures of the last few days, maybe there’s even a hint of snow in the air? … Continue reading

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A super zingy, zesty and hot, shrimp salad

This is my all time favorite concoction of raw, crunchy vegetables, seriously fragrant herbs, delicate little shrimps, zesty lime and hot chilli. I have created so many variations of this salad that it almost feels wrong writing a recipe for … Continue reading

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Festival food in France

Every two years since 2003 I have travelled out to a otherworldly, fairytale Chateau in south-west France to cook and cater for a unique and exquisite music festival. I take a wonderful team of cooks and together we spend 5 days … Continue reading

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Heritage tomatoes with ‘Labaneh’

Exactly half way through the school holidays and both the pink and blue have been blighted by chicken pox. In spite of their discomfort I rather sadistically am happy to have ticked that box in the knowledge that we can … Continue reading

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The ‘Wild’ West Coast

Ardmaddy Castle – Day 1 :  Fishing on the open seas : 30 mackerel, 3 crabs, no lobsters!   Day 2: Raid of the vegetable garden; raspberries, broad beans, courgettes to name a few! Day 3: 1 rainbow trout and … Continue reading

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Summer loving…..

Salad days are here and I can’t help but tingle with excitement as I walk out into the garden to see what little delicacies I can harvest. This is fast ‘food to table’ eating,  it is a little ad hoc … Continue reading

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White Peach and Chargrilled Asparagus Salad with elderflower dressing

Given that we are half way through June it suddenly dawned on me that 2014 has been marching on with some pace. Summer is unquestionably here, the sun is even shining, 6 months have rocketed past and I am reminded … Continue reading

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