Lemon Olive Oil Cookies

I adore the smell of fresh lemons. I am generally captivated by lemon trees, and always wanted my own one, but living in the UK without a conservatory or a very large greenhouse makes that fairly improbable. In these cookies I used a lemon olive oil, plus extra zest, to get that zing that I …

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Nigel Slater’s Middle East: Fragrant Lebanese Rice Pudding, a variation

I adore rice pudding. From the vanilla laden stodge in a can which I will eat cold, to the snackpots, and through to the very best baked and sugared topped-with-a-baked-skin that Nans make, I will eat them all and go back for more. It’s nursery food I suppose, but for me it’s definitely a comfort …

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Artichokes with browned butter and Hilopites noodles

You know how sometimes a cooking method can escape you time and time again, and then one day you read one more account of how to do it, and it all makes sense? Today I had that with artichoke prep.Not the big globe ones, but the smaller, purple ones. Perfect little flower heads that, nonetheless, …

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Leftovers Live To Feed Another Day

I’m not one to throw much away, unless forced to by mould (and then not always) or circumstance, so when I have not quite one serving of a really good dish, I want to make it into something equally as satisfying, and maybe have enough to freeze some. I’d made a Lamb, Leek and Chickpea …

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