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Crab & Avocado Timbales

A lovely, very easy and very popular summer recipe – fresh and healthy too!...

Serves: 4

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Parma Ham Mozzarella & Rocket Roulades With Basil Vinaigrette

The Mediterranean on a plate!  Fresh, very easy to make, very healthy and they can be made well in advance. Use the Parma ham straight from the fridge, as  at room temperature it becomes so...

Serves: 8

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Jellied Borscht

This has proved to be one of my most popular recipes.  Easy to make, it looks festive and elegant and is also very healthy.  It is delicious served with shot glasses of Iced Lemon Vodka stra...

Serves: 6 - 8

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Padron Peppers

These small peppers are traditionally eaten as tapas in Spain. They couldn't be easier to cook but beware, although mostly very mild, they say that 1 in 10 is super-hot – the culinary version of...

Serves: Lots!

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Wild Garlic Soup

Wild garlic leaves have a more subtle, mild and gentle flavour than cultivated bulbs of garlic.The soup should be very well seasoned. You may need to thin it with a little stock or water. It looks ext...

Serves: 6 - 8

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My version of this lovely Cretan dish. Enjoy it as part of a mezze or as is, with a salad or two.Look for Feta cheese that displays PDO (protected designation of origin) on the packet.There are lots o...

Serves: 6 - 8 as Mezze (Fewer on its own)

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Caramelised Pear, Walnut & Goat's Curd

A lovely autumnal starter or lunch.  Pears and walnuts caramelised in butter and sugar take some beating! Delicious either warm or at room temperature. Goat's curd can be found at farmer's marke...

Serves: 4

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Butternut Squash & Mascarpone Soup

This delicious colourful soup has a rich, smooth, velvety texture and is perfect for an Autumn or Winter's day.  A teaspoon of garam masala added at the same time as the garlic turns it into an e...

Serves: 8 - 10

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Raw Asparagus with Bresaola & Pecorino

Raw asparagus has a lovely nutty, fresh flavour and crispiness which goes beautifully with the velvety Bresaola and the salty Pecorino.  It is important that the asparagus is very fresh.This is a...

Serves: Quantities are per person

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The Get-Ahead Cook Book

Signed (and inscribed, if you would like) copies of my latest book The Get-Ahead Cook - Easy Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking are available HERE! There are over 100 fabulous easy recipes which, as the title suggests, can be prepared stage-by-stage in advance, and are illustrat...

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