Sauces & Soups

Salmon Chowder

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Based on and picture taken from a recipe on Crumbblog.com Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 4 strips bacon, chopped 2 small onions, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 tbsp flour 600ml chicken stock 2 (160g) cans boneless skinless salmon, drained 1 large potato, roughly… Read More »Salmon Chowder

Fermented Salsa

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Recipe based on one from Cultures for Health, photograph from Pixabay. Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 medium green pepper, diced 1-2 chillis, diced Clove of garlic, crushed Handful of fresh coriander chopped Lemon and lime juice to taste 2 teaspoons good quality salt… Read More »Fermented Salsa

Gazpacho

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Recipe from Gordon Ramsay, photograph from Pixabay Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 1kg ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 spring onions, (or half a small red onion) trimmed and… Read More »Gazpacho

Beetroot Hummus

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Recipe and photograph from Olive Magazine Ingredients 150g cooked beetroots 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic 3 tbsp tahini 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 1½, lemons, juiced flatbreads and crackers to serve Method 1)    Drain the cooked beetroot really well and… Read More »Beetroot Hummus

Chicken Stock

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Recipe by Diana Earnshaw Ingredients • All the leftover bones/skin from the chicken plus any leftover veg • 2 litres water • Himalayan or sea salt to taste • Peppercorns • Clean vegetable trimmings – onion roots and skin or 1 whole onion cut into 4 but not… Read More »Chicken Stock

Celery and Chicken Soup

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Based on a recipe from The Daring Gourmet This is substantial enough for a main meal but you may like some fruit and cheese for afters.  Ingredients • 60g butter • 1 medium onion, finely chopped  • 200 g very finely chopped celery (about 5 large ribs,) •… Read More »Celery and Chicken Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup Based on BBC Good Food receipe Related article: Squashes Related receipes: Roasted Squash & Walnuts and Baked Squash Ingredients 1 butternut squash (or small pumpkin) 2 tbsp olive oil 1tbsp butter 2 onions, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped/crushed 1-2 red chillis (to your liking), finely… Read More »Butternut Squash Soup

Baked Squash

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Baked Squash… …and what you can do with it! The recipe suggests acorn squash but any will be fine. Recipe thanks to Kitchn. Related article: Squashes Related recipes: Roast Squash & Walnuts and Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 1 medium acorn squash Olive oil or melted butter Salt Freshly ground black pepper Method… Read More »Baked Squash

Rhubarb and Date Chutney

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Based on and picture taken from a recipe on BBC Good Food We longingly await the first “fruit” of Spring don’t we? Botanically speaking, rhubarb is a vegetable – a stem which makes it so. Nonetheless, with a little sweetening, it can be made into a variety of… Read More »Rhubarb and Date Chutney

Broad Bean Hummus

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Thanks to Lazy Cat Kitchen for recipe and picture Ingredients 550 g podded beans (=400 g shelled ones) approx. 80 ml of water 3 and ½ tbsp lemon juice 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 level tsp of fine sea salt about 12 fresh mint leaves a few grinds of fresh… Read More »Broad Bean Hummus