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melon prawns and bacon recipe

Melon, bacon and prawn starter

This starter is a sort of creative take on the classic sweet and salty melon and prosciutto combo. In this version the saltiness comes from the prawns and the b...
coconut rice recipe

Coconut rice for a bridegroom

So last month we were off to India for a wedding.A face full of, lucky, coconutThe featured image above shows a religious Hindu wedding ceremony involv...
courgette and apple balsamic vinegar

Courgettes and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

I bought a bottle of apple balsamic vinegar because it looked intriguing - and then I wondered what to do with it. After concerted experimentation I found it we...
velvet piopinni

Velvet Pioppini – Fairytale Funghi

Wandering happily around a wonderful Italian supermarket in Aosta, I came upon some beautiful, miniature mushrooms labelled pholiota aegerita. They looked as if...