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Fried Courgette Flowers with Maple & Vinegar

This has to be the most elegantly decadent and ridiculously delicious way to enjoy courgette flowers. And believe me, we love to enjoy courgette flowers!

Very quick, very easy to make, bursting with sweet and tangy flavour, with crispy batter and soft to the bite courgettes en fleur, this is a winner in every way.

What’s more, it’s vegan.

And I gotta tell ya, there’s nothing I like so much as a tasty morsel that is vegan and effortlessly decadent.  Continue reading “Fried Courgette Flowers with Maple & Vinegar”

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Tomato & Cannellini Bean Stew

Utterly delicious goodness going on with this tomato and white bean stew. Continue reading “Tomato & Cannellini Bean Stew”

Stuffed Apricots

I dream of these little babies. Have done since the first time I had them in a Turkish restaurant in Stoke Newington years ago. So far back in fact, that restaurant isn’t there anymore.

These dreamy, delicate iconic Turkish morsels, Kaymaklı kayısı tatlısı in their mother tongue, hail from Cappadocia. Where fairy chimneys dominate the landscape and underground cities rule beneath. I’ve not made that up. Continue reading “Stuffed Apricots”

Confit Tomatoes with Thick Yoghurt

The only way to eat tomatoes from now on. This combination is to die for.  Continue reading “Confit Tomatoes with Thick Yoghurt”

Mushroom & Almond Soup with Fino

More British summer antics equals more mouthwatering soups from the Moro cookbook, by Sam and Sam Clark.

It may not be much of a looker but like french onion soup, this Sopa de Setas packs a real punch flavour wise and ought be equally adored the world over. Continue reading “Mushroom & Almond Soup with Fino”

Beetroot & Black Cumin Soup

Up your soup game with this dramatic number from Sam and Sam Clark’s cookbook Moro, the first one.  Continue reading “Beetroot & Black Cumin Soup”

Spinach Stem Salad / Ispanak Kökü Salatası

In Turkey and presumably elsewhere round those lovely Mediterranean ends, spinach is produced and sold with the roots still attached. Continue reading “Spinach Stem Salad / Ispanak Kökü Salatası”

Gigantes with Tomatoes & Horta

This recipe is from Epirus, northern Greece, via Rick Stein’s beautiful book From Venice to Istanbul. And rounds off the Beans beans beans! compilation to a tee.  Continue reading “Gigantes with Tomatoes & Horta”

Beans beans beans!

We’ve got a little gathering of bean dishes coming up next for ya, inspired by a gift of magic beans from our roving reporter.

These stunning beans caught the eye of said reporter in a supermarket in Nairobi, beckoning her with their unique beauty. So she bought some and brought them home.  Continue reading “Beans beans beans!”

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