Category Archives: Recipes

These are recipes that are firm family favourites at Pigeon Cottage HQ plus a few new experiments we’d like to share.

Linguine with sour cream and basil sauce

As we’ve had such a fantastic hot and dry summer, I’ve grown fresh basil outside very successfully. The sunshine has given the basil a distinct and peppery flavour that you don’t get from the shop bought kind but you can … Continue reading

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Pea, bean and cucumber salad

This week’s #TheFridayRecipe is a cross between a salad and a vegetable side dish which goes particularly well with fish like pan fried cod, hake or salmon. The cucumber and beans deliver crunch and the peas, sweetness – all in … Continue reading

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Freekeh with caramelised onions

Freekeh is cracked wheat that has been roasted and rubbed for a smoky, nutty flavour. It’s very common in Middle-Eastern dishes and makes a delicious and interesting alternative to bulgur wheat, couscous or rice. I used to only be able … Continue reading

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‘Don’t underestimate me!’ green salad

‘Serve with a simple green salad’ is probably one of the most throwaway lines in cookery writing. A green salad like this one isn’t just a sidebar of a dish, it’s a proper superstar in its own right. You can … Continue reading

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