Tag Archives: oranges

Spelt and Orange Salad – Farro con Arance

Whenever the word ‘salad’ gets drawn into conversation, I immediately think of lettuce, rocket/arugula and green, leafy ‘things’ and associate it with Summer – because that’s when salad used to get eaten, i.e. only during the Summer months when the … Continue reading

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Ring of Emperor Rice, Courgettes and King Prawns

I wish there were a verb to define the act of cooking as an enjoyable and absorbing activity as opposed to one that is all about putting some food on the table in as little time as possible.  The latter … Continue reading

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Orange-Scented Hummus

I read about Smitten Kitchen’s technique for making the fluffiest of hummuses a few weeks ago (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/01/ethereally-smooth-hummus) and although I have no reason to doubt the culinary sagacity of its author (on the contrary I am a great admirer), I … Continue reading

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Breaded chicken – petto di pollo impanato

The last post was about one of Italy’s favourite home-cooked foods, the ‘fettina impanata’ (or ‘cotoletta impanata’ too as it is sometimes called), which is made using slices of beef.  If you use slices of chicken breast, instead, it becomes … Continue reading

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Orange and Radicchio salad

Salads have a wonderfully reassuring ring to them for sad people who like to be on a perennial diet.  Salads are spoken of in hallowed terms with holier-than-thou endorsement by those who would eat healthily.  And salads are anything but a … Continue reading

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Bright salad for dark days: Oranges and Fennel Salad

In the days of yore, before all kinds of foods were available all year round and not just when in season, it used to be that green salad (lettuce and all its leafy cousins) was only eaten during the warmer … Continue reading

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