Mediterranean Appetizers: Spicy Moroccan Olives Recipe

Mediterranean Appetizers: Spicy Moroccan Olives Recipe

Green olives, marinated in these two spicy herbal concoctions, are simple to prepare and absolutely delicious.

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French Recipes: Braised Red Cabbage (Chou Rouge Braisé)

The combination of red wine vinegar and sugar gives this dish a sweet, yet tart flavour. In France it is often served with game, but it is also delicious with pork, duck or cold sliced meats.

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French Style: Creamy Spinach Purée Recipe (Purée d’Epinards)

Crème fraîche, the thick French soured cream, or béchamel sauce usually give this spinach recipe its creamy richness, but try this quick, light alternative.

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French Cuisine Recipes: Glazed Carrots and Turnips (Navets a la Nivernaise)

In France when a dish is described on a menu as “a la nivernaise”, it indicates the presence of carrots and onions. Here the addition of turnips adds a bitter-sweet contrast.

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French Cooking: Prawn Bisque (Bisque de Crevettes)

The classic French method for making a bisque requires pushing the shellfish through a tamis, or drum sieve. This is much simpler and the result is just as smooth.


Saffron Mussel Soup (Soupe Moules Safranée)

This is one of France’s most delicious seafood soups —for day-to-day the French would normally serve all the mussels in their shells. Serve with plenty of French bread.

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French Cuisine Dishes: Pumpkin Soup Recipe (Crème de Citrouille)

When the first frosts of autumn chill the air, large bright orange pumpkins are a vivid sight at local markets all over France and provide the basis for some warm and comforting soups.

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French Food: Summer Tomato Soup (Soupe de Tomates Fraîches)

The success of this soup depends on having ripe, full-flavoured tomatoes, such as the oval plum variety, so make it when the tomato season is at its peak. It is equally delicious served cold. #Variation# To serve the soup cold, omit the cream or yogurt and leave to cool, then chill.


Healthy Diet Recipe: Avocado and Bacon on Rye Toast

It’s not surprising that avocado on toast has had a surge in popularity recently; not only is it easy to prepare but avocados are packed full of nutrients and good fats which help us feel satisfied after eating. To bring it to a whole new level of luxe, add a scraping of lemon curd and […]

Charred Artichokes with Lemon Oil Dip

Charred Artichokes with Lemon Oil Dip

This citrus dressing marries particularly well with roasted artichokes. They are usually boiled, but dry-heat cooking also works well.

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