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Chickpea and bulgar wheat salad with fresh herb dressing

The nutty flavours of bulgur wheat and chickpeas go beautifully with the fresh olive oil and lemon dressing and the tang of the fresh herbs in this delicious Middle Eastern salad. It’s great with roasted and BBQ meats, or as … Continue reading

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Cumin spiced lentils with pasta and caramelised onions

Savoury side dishes that mix spiced grains, lentils and pasta are very common in Middle Eastern cookery and this is one of my favourites. It’s wonderful as part of a mezze-style lunch or supper with roast lamb or chicken. Tasty, quick, … Continue reading

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Easter bunny carrot salads!

There are any number of ways to make a big bowl of juicy grated carrots into a brilliant salad simply by adjusting the combination of oil and vinegar or lemon juice based dressings, or by adding in chopped herbs, a … Continue reading

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Fresh orange and black olive salad/relish

I usually serve apricot chutney with my carved cold ham at Christmas but I didn’t have time this year. So, I made this sweet and sour fresh salad/relish with sweet oranges, black olives and red onion with a sweet and … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cottage potato salad

I make potato salad all year round, depending on what potatoes are in season. You need firm waxy varieties that don’t disintegrate when cooked such as baby new potatoes, Anya, Ratte, Pink Fir Apple or Charlotte. I sometimes make potato … Continue reading

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