Tag Archive: vegetarian

Review: Magdalen Arms, Oxford

A while ago, before the days of this blog, we took a weekend break to dine at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. That definitely registers as my favourite lunch ever. We arrived at 12 and wandered out around 6 when they were starting to lay for dinner. Aperitifs on the sunny lawn, a wander around …

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Spanish omelette

I’m not going to insist you call it a tortilla. This is an international internet, and who knows I might have some American readers who would of course be entirely baffled by a tortilla made of egg, onion and potato. When I first made a spanish omelette I was rather pleased with the result. It …

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J-choke soup 2

I already posted a Jerusalem artichoke soup recipe. It’s an absolute classic, no wonder it crops up in restaurants this time of year as a substantial starter or a warming amuse bouche. But I am back to offer you more! For I have been fiddling around and I have made a thing that I call …

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Spicy beetroot soup

There’s definitely a nip in the air this morning. A little frost in the shadows and by the road was a big old toadstool with a puddle of water on its upturned cap that was still frozen. Steamy breath and a hazy sun on the rooftops of Ludlow. I love chillies at any time of …

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Jerusalem artichoke soup

Prepare the croutons! Dig out the gas masks! Roast the hazelnuts! For it is Jerusalem Artichoke season once more, and the knobbly little uglies are back in my local greengrocer. All hail the mighty Jerusalem Artichoke! What do you mean, you don’t know what I’m talking about? Next time you’re in a greengrocer, or maybe …

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