Monthly Archives: July 2013

Moroccan-inspired Carrot Salad

I’ve not yet been to Morocco but have long been a fan of its flavourful cuisine. This tasty salad may have a deceptively simple appearance but it boasts a complex, utterly satisfying flavour. Lovely on its own, it would also … Continue reading

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Apricot-Amaretto Fizz

I brought home a big basket of apricots this week and have been enjoying playing with them in all sorts of sweet and savoury ways. I love their mild, gently sweet flavour and thought they just might make a tasty … Continue reading

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Peach Chutney

The cheerful sight of brimming baskets of fruit at farmers’ markets is almost intoxicating for me. While I adore sinking my teeth into fresh, juicy plums, cherries, peaches and more, I also love to preserve them in many forms so … Continue reading

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Barley Salad with Apricots and Citrus Vinaigrette

I have to admit I’m having a bit of a love affair with barley this year. I’ve used it in soups for ages but it wasn’t until a recent barley seminar got me excited about barley again that I was … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon and Strawberry Salad

This no-cook meal is as delicious as it is beautiful. Super quick to prepare, it offers an intriguing blend of flavours and textures and is light yet satisfying. It’s ideal if you use the best quality smoked salmon you can … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

Chilled soups are a great way to beat the heat and they’re ideal for picnics – just pack some in a thermos and you’re good to go! I like gazpacho but, as with many things, tried a lot of different … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mojito

It’s exciting to see cocktails making a comeback on restaurant menus in my city. There’s something oh-so-sophisticated about starting an evening out, a party or even just a nice meal at home with a carefully prepared drink that doesn’t just … Continue reading

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