Thai-Style Salad Dressing

A recipe by Ian Dixon

I’ve long been a fan of Vinaigrette rather than Mayonnaise as an accompaniment for a salad or coleslaw. They are quick and easy to make with so many possibilities for the final flavour. This Thai-Style Salad Dressing is similar to a vinaigrette yet provides a tasty alternative that works with…

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Simple Carrot and Cheese Salad

This simple carrot and cheese salad makes for a delicious part of any buffet salad. It can be quickly be prepared using the grater blade of a food processor. Pour in a little lemon juice for added flavour or serve with fresh lemon chunks. A little white wine or cider…

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Saute Potatoes

When I was a Bonny, Bonny Bairn, Me Daddy said to me, the time has come my son to larn yer ABC. Noo Daddy was Lodge Chairman on the coalfields of the Tyne and the ABC that he would teach was not the Enid Blyton kind. If you got past…

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Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes


Potato can get boring as an accompaniment to a meal yet there are ways around it if you experiment. These Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes are delicious and easy to prepare. Just pop them into the oven while something else is cooking in there and they will be ready to serve…

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Croutons and Crumbs

I would have to say that I prefer my soups to be served with a nice chunk of bread. However, I do like a change occasionally and croutons make for that. It took me a while to get the results I wanted but these Croutons and Crumbs were my solution.…

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