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Double-Pea Lunch

RECIPE: Warm Pea Shoot Salad and Smashed Peas on Toast

It’s a bank holiday here in London–also known as Monday off.  It’s so like the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks.  You know it’s coming, but that still doesn’t take away from the surprising sense of cherish you have … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Bread & Butter, Cheap, Dips, Spreads, Preserves, Easy, Eat, For a Crowd, Recipes, Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian
 

Soupe au Pistou with Thyme

RECIPE: Soupe au Pistou with Thyme

If there is one thing I love most about my mother’s cooking, it’s her soups. Creamy carrot.  Lima bean.  Barley.  Lentil.  She made, and makes, them endlessly, in huge pots that find their way into the back of the fridge, … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Eat, Soup, Soup & Salad, Vegetarian
 

Crottin de Chèvre and Roasted Cherry Tomato Tartine with Fresh Herbs and Honey

RECIPE: Crottin de Chèvre and Roasted Cherry Tomato Tartine with Fresh Herbs and Honey

It was a surprise sunny Sunday afternoon here in London, and I wanted to make something to match.  I had that Poilâne bread I’d picked up when I passed by the shop last week.  Slightly past its peak, but perfect … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Bread & Butter, Easy, Eat, Recipes, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
 

Where I’ve Been…

RECIPE: Wholegrain Fusilli with Organic Arugula Pesto and Haricots Verts

As some of the regular readers may have noticed, I haven’t been here for a while.  Because it’s been a while, and because it’s certainly not permanent, it’s time I told you why. In January, fresh back from Marrakech and … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Cheap, Easy, Eat, Main Courses, Recipes, Sides, Starches, Vegetarian, Vegetarian
 

Broiled Provençale Scallops

RECIPE: Broiled Scallops Provençale

I hate to say it, but I have a real bone to pick with English markets.  And I just don’t understand what the problem is!  I can never find seafood.  Giant shrimp like we have in the States.  Scallops.  Calamari.  … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Easy, Eat, Fish, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Recipes, Series
 

Tagliatelle with Provençal Red Pistou for a Meatless Monday

RECIPE: Tagliatelle with Provençal Red Pistou

In the south of France, everything is tagliatelle. I will never forget the first time I had this dish: June, a handful of years ago, outside at a table tucked away down a side alley in the little seaside town … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Meatless Mondays, Recipes, Series, Sides, Starches, Vegetarian, Vegetarian