Category Archives: September

Pear Cocktail – Pear, Gin, Marsala Cocktail – Lovely Pear!

When you entered the studio for the launch party of Dinner At Mine you were served a complimentary cup of “Lovely Pear” cocktail……. Lovely Pear Cocktail Pear, Gin and Marsala, who would’ve thought it. A very, very good sweet, sour, long … Continue reading

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Pear Cordial with Lemon and Bay

Pear Cordial with Lemon and Bay Here’s the recipe of pear cordial I made up for the launch party of Dinner At Mine. (it’s very very easy!) We served it topped up with sparkling water as a soft drink and then we … Continue reading

Posted in December, Drinks & Nibbles, November, Nuts & Fruit, October, September | 1 Comment

Pork and Fig Spiedini with White Bean and Roquette Mash – My recipe in AnOther Magazine

So here’s my Pork and Fig Spiedini recipe  (from my book Dinner At Mine) with a little interview in AnOther MagazineThe three course menu also includes, Baked Beetroot and Tomato Salad, to start and Schiacciata Con L’uva, (Grape Bread) to serve with … Continue reading

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Field Mushroom Soup – Sweet, silky in texture, rich in flavour and deep charcoal in colour.

I’d been given a pile of field mushrooms and they needed using, so I made a huge pot of soup. This serves between 8-10 people, but I’m mostly going to freeze it in portions. (adding the milk only once defrosted) Sweet, … Continue reading

Posted in Lunch, November, October, September, Soups, Starters, Supper, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 1 Comment

Corn Courgette and Coconut Soup – My Fox and Squirrel interview and one of my favourite, favourite recipes……

The very clever Fox and Squirrel understand and enjoy investigating the connections between fashion, art, architecture and food. They create walks around London to share their knowledge and love of all this. Here’s my recipe and interview I did with them….You … Continue reading

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Roast aubergine and field mushroom on toast

If you don’t particularly like aubergines, I expect it’s because they have not been cooked properly. You need to cook aubergine really well all the way through so it gives up and becomes meltingly soft. Imagine that warm. Pure pleasure. … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn Polenta

Sweetcorn Polenta   Don’t be fooled but the understated vision of this dish. If you like sweet corn, then you will adore this. Polenta is usually cooked using dried cornmeal, but this recipe uses the fresh corn kernels and makes … Continue reading

Posted in August, Brunch, Grains, Pasta & Pulses, Herbs, Spices & Flavourings, Lunch, October, September, Sides & Salads, Supper, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Leave a comment

Easy Tomato Tart – Nice and easy does it…..

Easiest tomato tart!…..Roll a piece of shortcrust pastry out til it’s about 1/2 cm thick….Slice tomatoes and spread evenly over…….Tuck a few basil leaves (I wrongly said bay leaves before!) under some of the slices…..Drizzle all with a little olive … Continue reading

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