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15/10/07

In spite of all the hand-wringing and sentiment of last week, it turns out that this week is actually Salient’s last issue for the year. Sorry bout the anti-climax, y’all. Fortunately, judging by some of last week’s columns, I wasn’t the only one who was mistaken. Without wishing to usurp any drink columns (and yes, [...]

08/10/07

For most of us, the next couple of weeks will be fraught with exams (only one for me, but it’s worth 50 per cent) and then it’s really just a countdown to Christmas. That’s ages away though, and frankly, no-one would consult this page for Christmas dinner, so instead I have decided two simple but [...]

01/10/07

To be honest I have been stuck for recipe ideas this week, mostly because it is Sunday night and I am desperate to go to bed, don’t want to go to work tomorrow, am supposed to be working on two big assignments due asap, and can hardly type anyway as the weekend was spent docking [...]

24/09/07

People usually don’t attempt bread because they are worried about fucking up the yeast-and-water bit at the start, or they can’t be bothered with the kneading and waiting around. Bread is considered ‘too hard.’ Therefore the following recipe is great for first-timers, as you are starting off gently, in bread-roll form, and just mixing the [...]

17/09/07

I have, at the request of one of my seven or so readers, decided to consider the humble scone this week. Scones, which are made up of the simplest of ingredients, can often result in lumpy rocks instead of light-as-air puffs. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

10/09/07

One of the best things you could have in your cupboards is a bag of potatoes. Sure, they aren’t as easy as pasta (what with the peeling and all) but they are cheaper, and although they aren’t as quick as rice, they are so versatile and delicious. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

03/09/07

Cabbage is not only good for you; it stays in supermarkets all year round and tends to be reasonably cheap. So, if you are trawling the supermarket in despair, thinking you will never get any vegetable intake because they are all too expensive, grab a cabbage, and try one of the following recipes. Share on [...]

13/08/07

At this point in time it feels like it has been winter forever and will be winter forever. About the only thing you can do at this stage to make yourself feel better is… make a pot of soup. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

30/07/07

This week, as a sort of contrast to last week’s spice-laden recipes, I have the simplest and best rice recipe you will ever learn. It has just two ingredients- pasta sauce and rice – but makes the most comforting, delicious winter meal ever. I can’t decide whether it is a soup or a risotto which [...]