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Apple Cake Tatin

Apple Cake Tatin

Some years ago I came across a recipe in a magazine for a cake made entirely with apples. In a clean-up later the magazine was thrown away and the recipe forgotten.

For no reason I can think of, a few weeks ago, this unusual dish came back to me. I spent hours searching the internet trying to find it finally coming across an old recipe in French. This I adapted to what is now my Apple Cake Tatin.

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Perfect Late Summer Bruschetta

Perfect Late Summer Bruschetta

For me, using produce when it’s at its seasonal best, and a good price, is just common sense, and I very rarely shop with a recipe in mind, taking inspiration from the fresh produce in front of me. When I see plums I always buy some, just a few to start when they are expensive, and as the season progresses, I purchase buckets. Then after I’ve made jam, and a few cakes, I start to think of different and savoury ways to use them

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Visually Stunning Romanesco

Visually Stunning Romanesco

You don’t see romanesco around much, although those in the know, are seeking out this alien looking vegetable more and more. Its bright green appearance always catches my eye when I see it at the markets, and I pounce quickly, scooping up as much as I think we can physically eat. I love its flavour: nuttier and earthier than cauliflower, with a little spice.

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