Beyond Veg Purée:  

I batch cook weekly and by the end of the week, I am often left with a couple of table spoons of veggies that my kids think look too sad for consumption. And to be honest – so do I. I might be a grown-up...

 

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Tortilla Wraps
Tortilla Wraps
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Butternut Gnocchi With Parsley Pesto
Butternut Gnocchi With Parsley Pesto
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Pasta

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Pumpkin Bread

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Ocean & Earth – Eclade the moules

August 2015RecipesSeafood
Eclade the moules
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This one is for the folklore.

One of the most beautiful ingredients available here are mussels. From this bay they are small and sweet and fragrant and it is the one thing I have real cravings for back in England.

In fact, mussels…

Earth & Sunshine – Melon Charentais

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Melon Charentais
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There is a type of melon that comes specifically from this region called, surprisingly, the melon Charentais. It looks like a Cantaloupe melon, round, medium size, green and yellow skin with orange flesh, with green lines from the tail to the…

Ocean & Earth – Clams in garlic butter

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Fresh Razor Clams
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There is no more apt recipe – if it can be called that it is so easy – than my mother’s recipe for clams with garlic butter to start this adventure.

From the earth, we use butter and garlic. Butter is king in the larger…

Terre et Mer (Ocean and Earth)

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Clam fishing
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Charente Maritime on a plate

 

My father’s garden is bursting with fresh vegetables; sweet cucumbers (no, I didn’t know they were supposed to be sweet either, until I ate the ones he grew this year); sun kissed strawberries which we pick for breakfast, Charentais melons with heady orange flesh; colourful…