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  • Hall plums tart

    10 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Soak some pine nuts with a cinnamon stick in cognac. Pick the ripest plums you can. Cut them in to small pieces and add the sugar. Keep the stones to cook the pastry later. Meanwhile, make the pastry. Warm some butter in a pan. Pour in the pine nuts and...

  • Lasagne in The Garden of the Hesperides

    15 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Pasta dough (6 mini lasagnes) Mix flour and spices. Make a hole in the centre of the flour and add the eggs, salt, milk and olive oil. Start to mix with a fork. Put the pasta dough on the table with some flour. Knead the dough. Put the dough into the...

  • Thanksgiving soup

    19 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Peel the swede, the carrots and the potatoes. Cut it into small pieces. Place the pieces in a hot pan with olive oil and fresh coriander. Add salt and pepper. When the mixture becomes golden, add boiled water and leave to simmer. When tender, blend it...

  • Just added to my bag: Walden, or Life in the Woods

    11 février 2011 ( #Books in my bag )

    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life,...

  • Just added to my bag: To build a fire

    09 mars 2011 ( #Books in my bag )

    To Build a Fire is my favourite short story. Jack London describes the peregrination of a young man -an Everyman- ignoring the warnings of seasoned prospectors never to travel alone in the Alaskan wilderness during severe cold. A story about the struggle...

  • Just added to my bag: Atlas of remote islands

    16 mars 2011 ( #Books in my bag )

    My wife bought me this fantastic book for Christmas this year. As well as a very beautiful book to look at and to keep in your bookshelf, it is a real treasure to read! Judith Schalansky was born on the wrong side of the Berlin wall and her only way to...

  • On the heels of a fell runner

    22 mars 2011 ( #On the front line )

    I often wonder about climbing hills as part of human nature. Why might this be? To discover what lies beyond? To dominate our surroundings? To be closer to the sky? When I was living in the Pennine hills in West Yorkshire, I often crossed paths with runners...

  • Fell running challenge

    28 mars 2011 ( #Challenges )

    In my last interview, Lawrence Sullivan challenged me to participate in my first fell race taking place 7 days later. He chose Midgley Moors race, which is a 5 mile run with a 1250ft ascent. A category A, a tough one! To be able to participate, I needed...

  • Just added to my bag: Aku-Aku, the secret of Easter Island

    28 juillet 2011 ( #Books in my bag )

    When I was a little boy, somebody asked me: "What do you want to do when you are older?" I always answered: "Archeologist!". I'm not sure I even knew what an archeologist did, but it appeared to me to be the natural transition between a budding paleontologist...

  • Pumpkin pie with a crunch

    03 novembre 2011 ( #Time to eat )

    What to do with leftover pumpkin? Roll out the pastry and smooth out into the bottom and up the sides of the tart tin. Chop 1 onion and 2 small green chillies into fine slices. Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion and chillies. Wait until the onion becomes...

  • Sustaining Happiness

    27 février 2011

    As you will have seen from my pictures and recipes, I try to find and value beauty in detail, chance and circumstance. With this page, I wanted to share a bit more about what is meaningful for me. These are examples of 7 simple moments, memories and activities...

  • 'Purple Hands' Jam-pot

    08 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Take advantage of the end of August to take a small bag with you during your walks. You will probably find blackberries on your way and maybe even the last of the bilberries and lavender, if you are lucky. When you get home, pick out leaves and insects...

  • Rainbow potatoes

    15 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Wash and cut the potatoes in two lengthways. Dig a spoon into each half and twist it round to spoon out some of the middle. Add a drop of olive oil to the holes. Put into the oven whilst you are preparing the vegetables. Cut the onions, carrots, courgettes...

  • Treasure apples

    16 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Cut the tops of the apples (keep for later) and remove and throw away the core. Fill it with dark chocolate and cover with coconut powder and sugar. Cut the plums in fine slices and put it in a hot pan with sugar. When the smell is changing from candy...

  • The P&P purée

    19 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Peel and cut the potatoes and the parsnips into small pieces. Put them in boiled water with a chicken stock cube. When soft, mash up the pieces. Add some milk and some salt and pepper. Put into a hot oven. Ingredients Potatoes Parsnips 1 chicken stock...

  • September moor cake

    22 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Mix the flour and the sugar in a bowl. Add the yeast and the almond powder. Melt the butter and pour into the mixture. Crush the pistachios until you have a fine powder. Add to the flour mixture along with the blueberries and vanilla. Give it all a good...

  • Sunday sausage omelette (for 1 person)

    28 septembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Mix two spoons of plain yoghurt with a tea spoon of mustard (Coleman's). Add pepper and salt. Add two eggs and whisk. Stir in some small cubes of Gloucester cheese, 5 chopped leaves of fresh basil and a left-over sliced pork sausage. Pour a little olive...

  • Sirocco Muffins

    10 octobre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Mix the flour, the sugar, the salt and the yeast in a bowl. Grate the carrots. Whisk the eggs and add the juice of half a lemon. Melt the butter in a pan. Add the eggs and the butter into the mixture and stir in. Add the carrots, half of the chilli pepper...

  • Pig in the orchard

    23 octobre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Peel potatoes and pears. Cut potatoes in two and place in boiled water. Cut pears into four. Put chopped onion and garlic in a hot pan with olive oil. Place the pork chops in to the pan for 1 min per side and put on a plate... Add the pear until the pieces...

  • Ultimuffin, tribute to Jamie Oliver

    28 octobre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    This idea came after seeing Jamie Oliver film a Sainsbury advert on Friday night in Hebden Bridge. Mix the flour, the sugar and the yeast. Add a pinch of salt. Warm the butter in a pan until it becomes runny. Whisk the two eggs in a bowl and add the ginger...

  • Chicken dressed for Halloween

    02 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Mini courgettes Score several lines with a knife along the length of the courgettes. Drizzle honey down the scores. Add pepper. Put the mini courgettes in a very hot pan with a little olive oil. Fry for several minutes until caramelised. Place them in...

  • Autumn Sweets

    05 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Frozen pumpkin sweets Boil chunks of pumpkin in hot water Drain and place the pieces in a hot pan with cinnamon powder Add honey and icing sugar Leave to reduce Add fromage frais and stir Blend. Pour into ice tray (use one with original shapes) Put in...

  • Aubergine in cedar shadow

    08 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Add the chopped springs onions and basmati rice to the pan. Stir. When the rice starts to become brown, add two glasses of water Let the mixture cook slowly. Chop an onion and put it in another...

  • Hot haddock in sweet company

    11 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Slice a swede up into small pieces and boil up in water. When the pieces are soft, drain and mash up with a dash of milk. Add salt and pepper. Warm up to taste. Slice an onion in two and then lengthways. Heat olive oil in a hot pan. Add the onions and...

  • Easy Christmas bûche

    30 novembre 2009 ( #Time to eat )

    Cake dough Ingredients 4 eggs 150g flour 150g sugar 2 pinches of yeast Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar with a fork, adding 3 table spoons of warm water. Add the flour and the yeast gradually. Create a foam...

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