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Wild Samphire

Wild Samphire

I first discovered this curious and intriguing vegetable in France when a good friend of ours took us to a garden that grew rare heirloom vegetables and fruits.  Since then I had been on the look out for it, eager … Continue reading

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Vegetable Tajine with Steamed Fig Infused Cous Cous

With Steamed Fig Infused Cous Cous

As we travelled through Europe these recipes were naturally refined.  In Avinos, Turkey we discovered the beauty of cooking in clay pots, the tradition of this region.  At the Avinos markets we found the most beautiful produce and strings of … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Corn Bread Crust

Fried Green Tomatoes with Corn Bread Crust

  We had this beautiful green tomato from the vegetable garden sitting on the window sill waiting to ripen.  But it was far too green to ever turn red and it had a greater destiny ahead!  Fried Green Tomatoes was … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as Sun Chokes, are one of my favourite ‘forgotten’ vegetables.  When I was a kid my Gran always grew them and I remember before we would go home going out to the vegetable garden and digging … Continue reading

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Orange and Almond Cake

Orange and Almond Cake

This is a simple and delicious cake that uses the whole orange, which I find exciting each time I make it.  I like it with flaked almonds as well as the almond meal for the texture they add.  It is … Continue reading

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