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ham and melon

Spice Islands Ham and Melon

"How should melon be eaten? Not with a spoon, as is usual in restaurants....the back of the spoon anaesthetises the taste buds! In this way, it loses half of it...
fillets of salmon in ginger recipe

Spicy Fillets of Salmon in Ginger

This recipe is one I have used over and over and it’s always a success.The cutting which is its inspiration is now faded and marked, but it’s headed “Clemen...
smoked salmon roulade recipe

La Bohème Smoked Salmon Roulade

La Bohème was one of my parents’ favourite operas and I grew up to the smell of oil paints and turps and the notes of one or other of Puccini’s beautiful songs ...
chicken liver with sour cherries recipe

Elegant Polish Chicken Liver Lunch

“Plaki are pancakes of grated potato and can be had with a variety of toppings. God and the medical profession forgive me but I went for the spiced livers. This...
quails eggs and mushrooms recipe

Mushroom-embraced Quails’ Eggs

These juicy morsels are good with drinks before dinner. But if you were to add a bit more cheese and use larger, portobellini mushrooms, you could serve a coupl...