Category: Lunch

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Social Media is not for the Fainthearted In this post I will confess to an act of great stupidity, it involves sausages. But first let me give you a little background. Obsessions I think most of you probably know about my potato obsession. Well I […]

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Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Happy First Day of Fall! After a summer of traveling I feel it is time to get back to my roots and share one of my favorite soup recipes, Carrot Soup. (Roots, carrots, joke?)   My father in law (Granda Crying) taught me how to […]

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Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Every time I see red currents I have to make this quiche. I have probably only made it a handful of times as red currents were never very easy to find either in Wimbledon or in Darien. Then I moved to Denmark.  I now come […]

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Darien Cheese Shop Cheese Plate and Salad

Darien Cheese Shop Cheese Plate and Salad

As most of you already know I love the cheese shop in Darien, it is definitely one of my favorite places.  So imagine how excited I was when I learn that Ken was giving a talk  to the Woman’s Group at the Darien Community Association. We agreed to collaborate, with […]

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

This is ultimate comfort food,  what more can I say? Actually that the pie can also be made in individual pie dishes which work well too. Oh and sorry about the lack of photo,  I will try and remember to take one next time I […]

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain I have recently brought cauliflower back into my life, and am now unsure why it ever went away. Many vegetables, potatoes, carrots , spinach work well with a little addition of curry spices and […]

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Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone

I love the flatbreads and pizza bases you can buy because a) everyone gets to choose their own topping and b) by calling it artisanal you can convince yourself  that it is both healthy and lower in calories than a regular pizza.  Also I can […]

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Anti Pasto Platter

Anti Pasto Platter

This is a great way of serving vegetables as part of a buffet, straddling the starter and main course beautifully, and works perfectly at room temperature.  I have read that the zucchini and eggplant (courgettes and aubergines to those of you in the UK) should […]

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A Very Special Lunch Menu

A Very Special Lunch Menu

Fillet of Beef with Horseradish and Mustard Creme Fraiche Herbed Roasted Salmon Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables Fall Quinoa Baby Roasted Potatoes Green Salad with Oranges, Cranberry Goat Cheese and Honey Almonds Green Salad with Gorgonzola, Pears and Pomegranate Seeds  

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Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

My dear friend Ann Gill first made me this dish many, many years ago. It works as a vegetarian meal in its own right with the mix of pasta, protein and vegetables and seems to go well with almost anything. I am suggesting roasting zucchini […]

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Meatloaf

Meatloaf

I wanted to make a meatloaf for the Art Lecture lunches as part of the Mid West theme and this is my go to recipe.  I am sure this meatloaf is great hot but for some reason I have only ever served it at room […]

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Roasted Sweet Peppers

Roasted Sweet Peppers

This is based on the fabulous Delis Smith recipe from her ‘Summer’ cookbook.  I love using the baby peppers and filling them with the mini multicolored heirloom tomatoes when they are in season.  The anchovies are not essential, and I sometimes miss a few peppers […]

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Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (courgette) Fritters with Lemon Yogurt

Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (courgette) Fritters with Lemon Yogurt

My greenhouse group spends it’s summers visiting each others gardens. drinking wine and eating; then home before dark. It is very civilized.  The lovely Eve served up these Zucchini ( known as Cougettes in the UK) fritters with a lemon dipping sauce.  I am embarrassed […]

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B.B.’s Asian Slaw

B.B.’s Asian Slaw

My neighbor BB very kindly invited me to play bridge at her house this summer with some of her bridge crew. Afterwards she served us supper and introduced me to this delicious asian slaw.  She suggested serving it with some cooked chicken, pork or shrimp. […]

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Summer Quinoa

Summer Quinoa

I have found a fantastic combination of ingredients to make what I, with great imagination, am calling my ‘Summer Quinoa’.  To be honest, add any green vegetable you have to hand although the combination of avocado, asparagus and sugar snaps is particularly pleasing.  I have […]

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Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

Lentils with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Candied Pecans

  I already have a few lentil recipes on this site, but I suddenly had a need to make one with cranberry compote. I suspect this cranberry compote will turn up again as it is so pretty and would work well with all sorts of […]

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Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe

Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe

I was at 1020 Post recently in Darien and, after seeing it on a friends plate, I ordered the poached salmon with dill cucumber sauce.  It was out of this world.  I then spent the rest of the evening trying to worm the recipe for […]

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Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

Print Greens with Pear, Stilton or Gorgonzola, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans Yield: 6 Ingredients Salad Greens one beautifully ripe pear, cut into half, cored and sliced two ounces of stilton or gorgonzola, crumbled dried cranberries one large red onion, thinly sliced olive oil […]

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Greens with Beets, Oranges, Goat Cheese and Marconi Almonds

Greens with Beets, Oranges, Goat Cheese and Marconi Almonds

Tired of the same old, same old?  Try these combinations of ingredients for some fabulous new salads.  Use these as a template and get creative.  Let us know on the website when you find something fabulous you want to share. Print Greens with Beets, Oranges, […]

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Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

This is one of those accidental salads, which happened because  I undercooked the potatoes first time round.  I then threw them into the oven and the combination of hot roasted potatoes and a mustardy dressing was so good, did I mention my potato obsession, that […]

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