Category Archives: side

Potato, beetroot and carrot gratin

I picked up a pack of heirloom carrots the other day and wanted to make something to show off their vibrant colours and flavours, and a cheese-topped gratin is always a winner for me. Of course I had to add … Continue reading

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Cheese! My first time, I attempted a number of different cheeses with varying degrees of success. These are the best two! First up was mascarpone. We go through a lot of mascarpone and it’s not particularly expensive here, but I … Continue reading

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Meze: Lemon roasted potatoes

Ingredients: 500g new potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water the juice of one lemon good pinch of salt 1 teaspoon dried Oregano Directions: Preheat oven to 230°C. Put the … Continue reading

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Roasted sweet potato salad

Long time, no blog! I have been cooking, lots, but somehow I never get around to taking pictures of anything. Sometimes – more often than not, in fact – I just forget. The other problem is, I don’t create versions … Continue reading

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Potato and sweet potato gratin with wild garlic leaves

Rich and creamy, savoury and sweet. Delicious. No picture… sorry… I saw some wild garlic leaves in the supermarket and, never having had them before, wanted to try them out in something. I thought they should pair well with potato, … Continue reading

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