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Cooking for ONE

Chat Amongst Yourselves: Chaat (chat) Masala

Chaat (sometimes spelt chat) Masala is a Pakistani and North Indian spice mix which is both sweet and sour in taste. There are, of course, more versions than I can shake a stick at but my version is below.

There are a couple of unusual ingredients, the first being Kala Namak (Indian black salt) and […]

Cooking Sous-vide on the Cheap

Sous-vide is a method of slow cooking food (in sealed plastic bags) in a water bath. It’s a French invention wouldn’t you know?To buy a half decent Sous-vide gadget will set you back over 200€ but my method is much cheaper and you don’t have to buy anything except food grade cling film (one […]

By |April 25th, 2014|France|1 Comment|

Porc à la Normandie – Cerdo Normandía

I haven’t had much by way of meat lately but a pork chop loitering in my freezer grabbed my attention.

And whilst it was defrosting my subconscious was working overtime to come up with a recipe to do justice to my sage plant and a bottle of French cider acquired recently during a reconnoitre to […]

Who mentioned sausages?

And I don’t mean Androlla, Botifarra, Botillo, Chorizo, Embutido, Fuet, Longaniza, Morcón, Sobrassada or any other variety of Spanish sausage.I was chatting with my friend Paulina in England last week. She told me that it was raining, cold and her central heating was on and that she had a scarf around her neck, I […]

By |September 16th, 2013|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Poached chicken supreme with capery spinach and celery leaves – for one

200ml chicken stockSmall glass dry white wine½  small onion, peeled & slicedA few  fennel seedsOne lemonBunch flat-leaf parsleyExtra virgin olive oil One skinless chicken supreme  (breasts with the little wing bone attached)Frozen spinach, enough for oneSeveral capers3 cloves garlicLemon for zesting Few grates nutmegSeasoning Place chicken stock, wine, onions and fennel seeds into a pan […]