Asparagus and Leek Orzotto (pearl barley risotto)

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Hazelnut Soup or Sopa de Avellanas, with pan-fried leeks

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Tuna and Black Pepper Pâté, with capers, cream cheese and black olives

Tuna and Black Pepper Pâté, with capers, cream cheese and black olives

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Butter Bean, Sage and Tuna Dip, with melted Cheddar cheese and sour cream

Butter Bean, Sage and Tuna Dip, with melted Cheddar cheese and sour cream

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Salmon en Papillote, with dill, lemon and almonds

Salmon en Papillote, with dill, lemon and almonds
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Basa Fillets En Papillote, with capers, finger chilli, garlic and flat leaf parsley

Basa Fillets En Papillote, with capers, finger chilli, garlic and flat leaf parsley
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Smoked Salmon Salad

Smoked Salmon Salad

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Parsnip Soup, with allspice and pan-fried cubed swede/rutabaga

Parsnip Soup, with pan-fried cubed swede/rutabaga or yellow turnip

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Mushroom and Pearl Barley Soup 02, with borlotti beans, fresh thyme and sour cream

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Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto

Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto, with caramelised onions (or leeks) and parsley

It’s ages since I’ve cooked either orzotto or risotto. For those who don’t know the difference orzotti (plural) are a speciality of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of NE Italy, that includes the beautiful city of Trieste, where pearl barley is used instead of aborio rice. Continue reading

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup, with bacon bits

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Leek and Flageolet Bean Soup

Leek and Flageolet Bean Soup

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Avocado and Candied Bacon Warm Salad, with roasted Brussels sprouts, swede and almonds

Avocado and Candied Bacon Warm Salad, with roasted Brussels sprouts, swede and almonds

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Veg Soup with Parsnip Fritters, leeks and marrowfat peas

Vegetable Soup with Parsnip Fritters, leeks and marrowfat peas

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Leek, Lettuce and Marrowfat Pea Soup, with pan-fried cubed potatoes

Leek, Lettuce and Marrowfat Pea Soup, with pan-fried cubed potatoes

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Celeriac and Pear Soup

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Root Vegetable Soup with Poached Chicken, with carrot, parsnip and potato mash and pan-fried swede

Root Vegetable Soup with Poached Chicken, with carrot, parsnip and potato mash and pan-fried swede
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Black Bean and Potato Soup

Black Bean and Potato Soup

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Cheese and Potato Soup, with caramelised onions

Cheese and Potato Soup, with caramelised onions

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Nectarine Salad, with Puy lentils, smoked bacon and eggs

Nectarine Salad, with Puy lentils, smoked bacon and eggs

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