Saffron Potatoes

The houseboat I stayed in on Dal Lake

At the moment I’m reading The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas, and it’s making me wistful about my stay on Dal Lake.

One of my resounding memories was of the saffron sellers who drifted round the houseboats, explaining the subtle differences of their wares—trying to pedal their most expensive, deep red crocus stigmas…. 

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Ottolenghi tomatoes

You’ve got to hand it to Ottolenghi—they know how to do salads.

When it comes to creative salad-making I have the culinary equivalent of writers’ block. I can’t ever get beyond green leaves with halved tomatoes. If I’m feeling particularly adventurous I’ll add some spring onions or some grilled courgettes. Salad making really isn’t my forte though…. 

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The easiest chicken supper

There are so many chicken dishes out there, but this one really is so easy.

If you get back from work and need to turn around a quick supper for lots of people then this is always a great option. Or, if you’ve got loads of people coming round, and you can’t be bothered to do anything fussy, then try this recipe…. 

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