Monthly Archives: November 2009

Yogurt

Yogurt was first cultivated in Central Asia by the nomadic Golden Crescent tribes when they began to domesticate sheep and goats. Whether it came about by design or accident we will never know but Continue reading

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Posh Poached Pears with Crushed Honeycomb Toffee and Coffee Liqueur Cream

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After reading the ever-inspiring David Liebovitz’s post on poaching pears recently I was hurrying past the fruit stall outside Holborn station when I noticed they were selling 5 Anjou pears for a pound. That, surely, is the universe telling me something Continue reading

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Chix Chox

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Rigatoni with Prawns & Chilli in Tomato Sauce

Restaurant: Chix Chox

Location: North Finchley, London, N12

Meal: Lunch

Visited: November, 2009

Cost: £20 for lunch and soft drinks for two

Chix Chox is a bit of a North Finchley institution. Continue reading

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Christmas Cake – Part I

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No sooner is Halloween and Bonfire night over than thoughts turn to Christmas preparations and first up is the cake. Some people make theirs as far in advance as February and allow it to mature over the following year but they can be made right up to a month beforehand so there is still plenty of time. My favourite recipe and one I come back to again and again is my reliable Continue reading

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Lunch Box Salad

Lunch Box Salad

 

 

 

 

 

This recipe, well, more of an idea than an actual recipe, is for anyone who has ever wandered along the aisles of that big, well known supermarket looking for something vaguely healthy for lunch and come across Continue reading

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Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

Another week, another muffin recipe. This time by request from one of Michael’s work colleagues, Lucia. The muffin phenomenon is relatively new here in the UK but Continue reading

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Braised Leeks in Oyster Sauce

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I love leeks and its a good job because they seem to be in the veg box delivery every week at the moment. I’ve done them buttered, creamed and baked in white sauce.  I was running out of ideas when Continue reading

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