Soup, Sauce & Gravy

Roq-n-roll-a-mole – Another contender for the best guacamole

Roquamole guacamole with home made tortilla chips

Roquamole is a variation on guacamole from the lovely Nigella Lawson. I’ve changed it a little to give it a bit more zing, but the two main flavours are still avocado and Roquefort cheese. If you can’t find Roquefort, then any strongly flavoured blue cheese will work such as Gorgonzola or St.Agur. The changes I …

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Sole Veronique to lift your sole

Sole Veronique

Sole Veronique is one of the dishes that is a perfect comfort food. It is extremely easy to digest and the lovely smooth, creamy sauce with grapes could lift anyone’s spirits or help them rise from their sick bed. However it is also a great dish as a light supper or as a fish starter. …

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Zen and the art of making aioli sauce


I was at dinner the other night, speaking about food while we were eating, when Janette told us that her husband had been trying to make aioli sauce. He had first tried to make it in a blender, but had given up in frustration, but after watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ in …

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How to make shredded chicken

Shredded chicken

Until I came to the US, I hadn’t really come across shredded chicken to my knowledge, but it seems to be in a lot of Tex-Mex food such as tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, taquitos, etc, as well as many other dishes such as soups, sandwiches, stews, etc. However, recently when planning Coronation Chicken vol-au-vents, I …

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