Gari & Thyme Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I LOVE fried chicken – who doesn’t??? The salty, crispy skin coating that succulent, moist chicken.  HEAVEN! It may not be the right time of year to be making fried chicken but with the few and sporadic spring like days making an appearance here in the UK, we may as well just carry on hibernating and […]

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Oxtail and Cassava Croquettes with Mama Saga’s Gravy

In Salone (krio for Sierra Leone) and Liberia, when you refer to gravy, you are referring to a sweet, slightly smoky, slowly cooked stew of onions and tomatoes. It doesn’t sound like much but the amount of love that goes into making a stew is the same amount that goes into making a gravy for […]

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Roasted Beet Salads

Beetroot is one of the many items you will always find in my fridge.  At work, when I haven’t brought in my lunch from home, I will almost definitely grab the cooked, vacuum packed beetroot from the supermarket and throw it into a salad.  At the weekends I will juice the whole raw beetroot with […]

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Herb Butter

I get so excited about fresh herbs.  Whenever I go to Columbia Road Flower Market I have to stop myself coming away with every potted herb in sight. But I can never resist and always come back with a few (if not way too many) that I never get round to using before they begin […]

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Ham & Leek Pie

I’m not going to lie, I probably should’ve made this pie on a weekend and not on a school night.  Although I did plan ahead by making the pastry on a Monday, the filling on a Tuesday, and finally baking it on a Wednesday.  A very long process.   I don’t think I have ever spent […]

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