I’m talking tempura. And fritto misto. And (can’t resist them) fish and chips. Flour, water and/or beer, a pinch of salt and a lot of oil. What? It’s my party and I’ll fry if I want to. Continue reading
Less a recipe, more a fridge and cupboard raid, but a godsend when you want a summery supper with minimum effort. If it’s still raining where you are, put a woolly on and pretend you’re at the British seaside. A flask of stewed tea helps the illusion but a glass of wine would probably be preferable. Continue reading
We’re almost at the end of the English asparagus season – it’s traditional to stop cutting the spears by Midsummer’s Day – and I was looking for a way to extend it a little by making something I could put in the freezer. Continue reading
I’m trying to cram in as many asparagus recipes as possible before we have to leave the asparagus patch to turn into greenery fit only for use in flower arrangements, so look out for another one before the end of the week.
I owe the idea for this post to my American friend Karen but I borrowed the tempura batter recipe Continue reading
A friend said to me recently: “Oh, asparagus, lovely when it first arrives but then you get bored with it, don’t you?”
Um, no, actually. I can eat industrial quantities of asparagus and I never get fed up with it, literally or figuratively. I do like to ring the changes with the way I cook it though. Continue reading
Like most things, this sounds more glamorous in French – oeufs en cocotte aux pointes d’asperges. But it tastes great in any language. Continue reading