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  1. Food and Wine Matching - May 2021
    Posted On: April 29th, 2021

    Food and Wine Matching - May 2021

    Spears of Destiny The British asparagus season officially opened on Saint George's Day (23rd April) and runs for just eight weeks until June before it goes in to another ten month recess. We should therefore enjoy it as frequently as possible when it is readily available as it is one of the world's culinary delicacies and should be championed in...
  2. Food and Wine Matching - April 2021
    Posted On: March 31st, 2021

    Food and Wine Matching - April 2021

    Orange and Avocado Salad I have long been of the belief that good cuisine is the child of intelligent and informed shopping and as the clocks finally go forward and we face the prospect of longer and warmer days my thoughts turn to brighter colours and lighter ingredients. This tasty salad is a happy combination of fresh fruit and vegetables...
  3. Food and Wine Matching - March 2021
    Posted On: March 1st, 2021

    Food and Wine Matching - March 2021

    Rasam Soup This hot and zesty Southern Indian soup is a warming crowd-pleaser that makes for a tasty lunch on a chilly day. Ingredients: (Serves 4). 2 white onions – finely chopped 5g x Fresh Curry Leaves 2cm piece of fresh ginger 2 cloves of garlic 1 green chilli – chopped and de-seeded Olive oil Mustard seeds (Half teaspoon) Cumin...
  4. Food and Wine Matching - February 2021
    Posted On: February 1st, 2021

    Food and Wine Matching - February 2021

    Spinach and Borlotti Bean Minestrone with Macaroni, Chilli Oil and Pine Nuts This month’s recipe is from Rukmini Iyer’s trusty ‘Green Roasting Tin’ but her version only serves two people which has meant we’ve had to bulk it out to serve four. Also, Rukmini uses kale in the original which I replace with spinach. Either way, it easy to prepare...
  5. Food and Wine Matching - January 2021
    Posted On: January 5th, 2021

    Food and Wine Matching - January 2021

    Roast Salmon with Boiled Rice and Stir-Fried Courgettes My rule of thumb for a simple midweek supper is to try not to cook anything that takes longer to prepare than it does to consume. Our standard format seems to consist of a triumvirate of protein, carbohydrate and vegetables and, whilst we are not going to win prizes for originality and...
  6. Food and Wine Matching - December 2020
    Posted On: December 2nd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - December 2020

    Devilled Mackerel Fillets with Herb Mayonnaise and Cucumber and Fennel Salad I gather inspiration for cooking wherever I can and this month's recipe was inspired by one of Marcus Wareing's 'chef's challenges' on 'Masterchef the Professionals'. To be fair to Marcus, he cooked this on camera, in what looked like a single take, and made it look easy. He then...
  7. Food and Wine Matching - November 2020
    Posted On: November 2nd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - November 2020

    Pork Sausages with Roasted Pumpkin and Cavalo Nero The clocks going back at the end of October symbolises a seasonal change which must be embraced and the pay off for shorter days and chillier weather is an abundance of warming local ingredients that look, smell and taste terrific.   Ingredients: (Serves 2 to 4 Adults). Roasting Pumpkin x 1 Cavalo...
  8. Food and Wine Matching - October 2020
    Posted On: October 2nd, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - October 2020

    Eggs and Avocado on Sourdough with Chilli and Sriracha This isn't so much a recipe as a collation of ingredients but it is a regular repast chez Yapp and is both tasty and extremely easy to prepare.   Ingredients: (Serves 1-2 as a snack or meal). 1 large avocado 2 free range eggs 2 slices of sourdough toast 1 red...
  9. Food and Wine Matching - September 2020
    Posted On: September 1st, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - September 2020

    Tempeh Tempeh With two vegan sons at home it has been imperative that I extend my repertoire of plant-based dishes. Happily, I recently discovered tempeh – a protein rich product of Indonesian origin made from compressed and fermented soya beans. It is both tasty and easy to cook (win win) and has been a terrific substitute to fish or meat...
  10. Food and Wine Matching - August 2020
    Posted On: August 4th, 2020

    Food and Wine Matching - August 2020

    My book group are convening this evening and it is my turn to host which means I have to provide supper. We have been meeting up for over 7 years now and experience has taught us that it is best to keep things simple and select dishes that can be prepared in advance. To that end I'm going to serve...

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