Devilled Eggs and Rustic Rye Bread

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There’s something about spring that makes me want to do brunch every weekend. Maybe it’s all the new fresh fruit and veg in the supermarkets, or the series of long weekends we get thanks to the UK bank holidays, or the possibility of enough watery sunshine to eat in the garden. In any case, as soon as April arrives, I’m hankering for long lazy brunches. Continue reading

A ‘très British’ Croque Monsieur

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Have you ever read The Guardian’s ‘How to Cook the Perfect…’ series? Because it is seriously fab, especially if, like me, you love discussions of the techniques, ingredients, and history of various recipes. The author, Felicity Cloake, takes a dish and breaks it down to the key ingredients, citing the opinions of well-known chefs about the dish. At the end she compiles this knowledge into one ‘perfect’ recipe. While I can’t say I always agree with her conclusions, I appreciate her approach of picking and choosing the parts of recipes that she likes best and using them to create a dish that suits her taste. It’s pretty much how I cook, anyway! Continue reading