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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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Saganaki

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 Salad

A lovely autumnal salad, good as a starter or for lunch.  Pears and walnuts caramelised in butter and sugar take some beating! Delicious either warm or at room temperature. Goat's curd can be fo...

Serves: 4

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Braised Artichoke Hearts with Garlic & Capers

I grow artichokes in the borders in my garden, as well as the veg garden, as I love them for their sculptural appearance as much as for eating. Preparing the hearts is not difficult and although a...

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 - 45 mins

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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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Devilled Crab

A little bit hot, a little bit spicy, a little bit creamy and utterly delicious! Eat as a starter, or for lunch with crusty bread and a salad.  Make up to two days in advance, depending on the ...

Serves: 6

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Roast Red Pepper & Feta Cheese Dip

Tasty, tangy, a pretty colour and absolutely delicious!  Use the best quality Feta cheese that you can find.  Greek Feta has been awarded DPO which means cheese not carrying this logo is not...

Serves: 6 -8

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Courgette Fritters

Inspired by a recent holiday in Greece, these Courgette Fritters are utterly delicious – a thin, light, crispy golden batter coating slightly crunchy courgettes and sprinkled with lots of sea sa...

Serves: Lots!

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Griddled Asparagus & Parma Ham Bundles with Poached Egg & Anchovy Croutes

A delicious starter, snack, brunch, or a light lunch if you up the quantities a little. Spreading some Gentlemanís Relish over the croute is a tasty addition offering a savoury kick.  These quant...

Serves: 4

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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

My new book THE GET-AHEAD COOK - Easy Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking is available HERE!  There are over 100 fabulous easy recipes which, as the title suggests, can be prepared stage-by-stage in advance, and are illustrated with lots of beautiful photographs.  ...

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