Braised Lentils with Cime de Rapa

I’m cooking with lentils more and more these days but realised we feature them so rarely here at Charlie’s. Well it’s time for that to change!

Here’s one of my favourite ways to cook lentils at this time of year, when cime de rapa, the deeply green, and bitter tops of turnips are at their seasonal best. Continue reading “Braised Lentils with Cime de Rapa”

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Polvorones de Limón

These lime shortbread from Spain are incredible. And you are gunna have to try these at your earliest chance – even if you’re not cookie boxing this year.

It’s the icing sugar that does it. British shortbread is made with caster sugar and let me tell you people, we are missing a trick. The icing sugar brings a lighter, even creamier touch to the whole shebang.

Reserved for Christmas and more traditionally New Year’s, the round shape is associated with the sun, not so oft seen at this time of year. Continue reading “Polvorones de Limón”

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