• Homemade pasta

    February 12th 2012 katie

    It’s obviously a sign of getting old that my idea of a really fun Saturday night these days is having the luxury of time to spend hours making something interesting for dinner. I got a pasta machine for my birthday last month, so this week’s culinary adventure was making tortellini and ravioli from scratch. I’ve…

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  • Cooking with Tim Anderson

    January 27th 2012 katie

    I’m kind of a Masterchef fangirl – in fact, I love any cookery show on TV – so when Handpicked Media extended an invite to a cookery demo night with last year’s champ Tim Anderson I jumped at it. I loved Tim’s cooking on the show – a modern fusion-y take on Japanese – and…

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  • Cooking the books

    January 11th 2012 katie

    I got some brilliant cookbooks for Christmas – Simon Hopkinson’s The Vegetarian Option and Simon Rimmer’s The Accidental Vegetarian. I mix-n-matched them for tonight’s dinner: Hopkinson’s pesto aubergine with Rimmer’s pan hegarty (boulangere potatoes with cheese on, basically). (Apologies for the rubbish iPhone photos, my camera’s in for repairs!)

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  • Vegetarian tofu bánh mi: recipe

    September 11th 2011 katie

    Bánh mi is a South-East Asian sandwich made with a French baguette (an adoption from France’s colonial rule) and filled with spicy barbecued filling – usually meat – and a crunchy pickled raw vegetable salad for contrast. I first ate one in Japan, and since then several bánh mi joints have popped up in London…

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  • Filthy good 15-minute cookies

    March 13th 2011 katie

    I just whipped up these cookies as a post-dinner Sunday treat. Brilliantly, they contain just four ingredients, all of which are store-cupboard staples, and making them takes under fifteen minutes all in. I call them filthy because with those ingredients, it feels like a very sinful treat! The recipe can be found all over the…

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