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Simon and Garfunkel Herbed Steak

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme So sang Simon and Garfunkel in 1966 in one of the most memorable and classic songs of its thyme (I'm sorry!) and as I was tra...
omelette recipe

Spitfire Omelette

"Some people say you don't fly a Spitfire, you wear it." Commander Dave Mackay in The Financial Times Magazine   This year in the UK we have...
peach chutney recipe

Saucy Peach Nearly-chutney

"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime, which never lets anyone suspect the labours it has cost ...
pasta al forno without bechamel

Ferragosto Lasagne Without Béchamel

It's 15th August today - widely celebrated in Italy as Ferragosto.There is something of the Marie Celeste about Italy in August, but in a good way. There’s ...
A recipe for Turkish meatballs or Kofte

Turkish Meatballs Or Köfte

This is another recipe I brought back from my trip to Istanbul in April. It’s the cumin which gives them their middle eastern flavour. You could also add a coup...
jambalaya recipe

Saucy Version Of Jambalaya

This weekend the 28th cajun music and food festival is being held in Lake Charles, Louisiana and jambalaya, gumbo, cracklins and many more Cajun dishes are on o...
Nick, Bob and Mark pork pie

Nick, Bob and Mark Pork Pie

A few weeks ago I had three engineers to stay for a few days. Not just any engineers – these ones were at the top of their game, acknowledged experts in their r...
Italian meatball recipe

Tivoli Italian Meatballs

"Carpe Diem" Odes: I.11 Horace. Commonly translated as 'seize the day'  A few weeks ago we decided to celebrate my daughter’s and my birthdays by renting...
roast beef recipe

Perfect Roast Beef

"NB If the time we have allowed for Roasting appears rather longer than what is stated in former works, we can only say, we have written from actual Experiments...