Tag Archives: Fennel

The 5-2 Challenge. Winter Greens. Radicchio and Endive Salad with Fennel, Apple, Crisp Pancetta and Roasted Hazelnuts.

It’s mid winter and I’m craving salad. Winter greens are far more robust than their more popular summer siblings. Crisp with a crunchy texture and slightly bitter taste  my favourite winter greens have to be baby endive with its delicate, curly, … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Tray Bake. Roasted Chipolata Sausages With Potatoes, Fennel and Cherry Tomatoes

Sunday night tray bake. Family food.  After the sudden onset of chilly weather and a busy weekend of sport, sport and more sport it fits the bill perfectly. Warm and filling. Quick and easy to prepare. Another dish that looks after … Continue reading

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Chicken, Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Pot Pies with Peas

The psychology of pie. Put a casserole, stew, braise or even a curry into a ramekin. Blanket with pastry.  Call it a pot pie. Watch it disappear. I learnt this trick to tempt fussy eaters a very long time ago. … Continue reading

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So Very Refreshing. Shaved Lemon and Fennel Salad with Rocket, Currants and Almonds.

Its Melbourne Cup Day in Australia. The race that stops a nation. Literally at 3.00 pm. A day for sweeps, calcuttas and flutters at the races all over the country. Hats and pretty dresses. Long lunches and champagne. Its going … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It. Writing a Recipe that Works is No Easy Feat.

I love the buzz and anticipation of sourcing and trying out new recipes, but I have to say there is no greater frustration and disappointment than the recipe that simply doesn’t work.  You know the ones I am talking about. Firstly, they … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Crackling – Slow Roasted Pork Belly Scented with Fennel

Everyone loves great crackling – good crackling is crispy and light, its sinful, delicious and very moreish. Everyone also seems to have their own special theory  on what it takes to achieve sublime crackling. Personally, I think it’s all in the preparation … Continue reading

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Coleslaw with a Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

I  grew up eating coleslaw prepared this way.  It’s refreshing and teams beautifully with rich food. If I’m serving slow roasted pork belly, coleslaw is always on the menu to cut through all that decadent lusciousness. I walked past trendy … Continue reading

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