Monthly Archives: July 2010

Salmon with Pesto Sauce and Chardonnay

Another old favourite of ours, the salmon baked then anointed with the sauce – just pesto with a little cream – and served with courgettes fresh from the garden and new potatoes. This always seems to me to be made … Continue reading

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Stir-fried Beef and French Beans with Riesling

The other night, with our garden producing more French beans than we can cope with, D produced an old favourite, stir-frying the beans Chinese style with strips of beef and serving with rice.  This was the opportunity to sample some … Continue reading

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Plaice with Tomatoes and Basil

A delightfully light summer recipe that needs a light, zingy wine. In this case a New Zealand Sauvignon, the Shelter Bay 2009 that we opened the previous day. Not quite perfect after 24 hours in the fridge, but the screw … Continue reading

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Transcendental!

An anniversary is an excuse for something special, this time fillet steak with basil sauce, cherry tomatoes and horseradish cream accompanied by French beans and salad leaves from the garden and Heritage potatoes.  This recipe was from Skye Gyngell and … Continue reading

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Thai Green Curry & Riesling – a Classic

Tonight prawns in a Thai green curry with French beans straight from the garden.  The whole meal can be cooked (you should have prepared and frozen the curry paste beforehand) in no more time than it takes to cook the … Continue reading

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Tuna Sicilian Style

Despite the rain we like to maintain the illusion of summer so it was seared tuna for dinner and another challenge for GrapeGuru. Tonno alla Stemperata requires that you sear the tuna then marinade it (yes, in that order) in … Continue reading

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A Veggie Challenge

What do you drink with lentils, albeit lentils in the style of Bill Sewell with onions, garlic, cream, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce? These aren’t in the tongue-dryingly dull style favoured by masochist vegetarians. They are much tastier and richer, … Continue reading

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