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courgette and thyme tart recipe

Courgette And Thyme Tart

This tart freezes very well. Serve it with a snappy-earthy green salad.for six250g/8 oz of shortcrust pastry (or make some by linking here – but you wi...
avocado and celery recipe

Avocado And Crunch

I like the contrast of the smoothness of the avocado and mayonnaise and the crunchy nuts and celery, and there is also the contrast of the soft blandness of the...
roast asparagus recipe

How to Roast Asparagus

"Picture the man at the dinner party. It might be a woman. That can happen. But it's usually a man. Some smooth-faced Tristram or Tarquin, some bearded Xander o...
mango and shrimp salad

La Salade 632 – Mango And Prawn Salad

A year or so before my mother died a friend of hers very generously paid for her to fly to the States, first class. Afterwards, when discussing possible visits ...
sugar snap and avocado salad

Crunchy-mashy Olive-pervaded Salad

This salad has an intriguing mix of the mashy avocado and the crunchy sugar snaps and pumpkin seedsThe key flavour however is black olive. You need to&nb...