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What to do with Beetroot

Jump straight to the recipe ideas → "The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" - Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume So here's ...

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Buckwheat’s Back!

"Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy" - Joseph Campbell It took pretty much all of my resolve not to add ALRIGHT to that post title. ...

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Healthy Procrastination 3

This week's reading, shopping and general time-wasting.      In case you were feeling smug about how well your kids eat, take a look at the lunch boxes of ...

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Vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Stew)

"Let’s leave to the English the taste for eating boiled vegetables without any seasonings or at the most with a little butter; we southern types need our food to be ...

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What to do with Artichokes

Jump straight to the recipe ideas → "These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual food out of eating an ...

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Vietnamese Turmeric Fish (Chà Cá Há Nôi)

"U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi! You ugly!" - Daphne & Celeste No, not you. I probably haven't even met you so how could I possibly know that? Monkfish. They are ugly. ...

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Incredible No-Knead Bread

 "A lot of people don't eat gluten because somebody in their yoga class told them not to" - Jimmy Kimmel You should make this bread. You really should. Really. That is, of ...

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Diana Henry fennel, feta, almond salad

Fennel, Feta, Orange & Almond Salad {+ thoughts on growing my own veg}

Jump straight to the recipe → "Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are" - Alfred Austin I consider myself to be a fairly logical, rational sort of ...

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Donna Hay Pickles

Neon Pickles

“He looks as though he’s been weaned on a pickle” - Alice Roosevelt Longworth (on Calvin Coolidge)* Hello! It’s been a while. Sorry. I won’t pretend I’ve been terribly busy - I mean, some of you ...

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A is for Asparagus

"Marriage? It's like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance" - Francoise Sagan  So first up in the 7 a day series is asparagus. Not ...

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Introducing…. the 7 a Day series

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon" - Doug Larson. So how is everyone getting on with this 7-a-day thing then? Nailing ...

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