Aga top Quesadillas

A great thing about cooking straight onto the Aga top is how it crisps things up so nicely. Toasties are a dream. Quesadillas too. Forget the flaccid white tortilla wrap of a burrito. A few minutes on the simmering plate crisps up wraps and turns them a beautiful mottled brown, more like a pizza base…. 

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Friday Pot Luck | Week 12

“Where there’s tea, there’s hope”, so the saying goes. It makes me think of the photograph above, such a poignant image. The civilising effect of a cup of tea. Something able to offer even a glimmer of hope amidst total destitution. I love the Britishness of it too, that even in the rubble, someone has managed… 

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Chicken Paprikash

There are lots of ingredients I’m happy to skimp on, but paprika isn’t one of them. It’s worth spending a little bit extra on something which, when you take the lid off, you think ‘phwoar’ now this is exciting. So when I was at the Boqueria Market a couple of weeks ago, I did just that,… 

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C.L.T. (Coley, Lettuce, Tomato)

“Rach, I’m not convinced” said my brother earlier today as I told him about the brainwave I’d had this morning, while chugging up and down the London Fields Lido.

Tiosk, Broadway Market

“Something brewing this way comes … and it’s not coffee!” – so read a sign posted in the latest shop to be renovated on Broadway Market last week. I put on my detective hat, and deduced that the gathering pace of London’s tea movement, (along with the shop name ‘Tiosk’) suggested that if it wasn’t… 

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