Baby spinach salad with dates & almonds

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I know I am going through an Ottolenghi stage (and there is more to come) but don’t worry, it won’t last.  I go through stages all the time.  This is the salad recipe I have been wanting to post for ages.  At first I didn’t like the photo, then I thought, “Too much Ottolenghi”  and then I thought, “What the hell!”  This is a great salad, light and simple: just as a salad should be.  I have made it three times in the last month so it must be good. Continue reading

Roasted chicken with clementines & Arak

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Because I blog, I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try in the hope they will be worth blogging about.  I am sad to say, this is not always the case.

Darling Colette gave me Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamini’s Jerusalem as a Christmas gift.  It is an extremely popular book and for good reason – it is beautiful – I love it.  Despite this, until one week ago I hadn’t made anything out of it. Continue reading