Sweet Sour Baby Onions

14 oz (400 g) baby onions, peeled 2 small pieces of orange rind 14 fl oz (400 ml) red wine vinegar 8 tbsp cane sugar (white, demerara or soft light brown) salt Place half the onions in a single layer in a wide, fairly shallow flameproof casserole dish, half in another, similar casserole dish. Sprinkle [...]


Scant 2 tbsp wine vinegar 1 tsp mustard powder 6 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper Optional ingredients: clove garlic 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs or 1 generous pinch dried herbs Mix the vinegar with the mustard powder and 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl, blending thoroughly. Beat continuously as you add the [...]

Aubergine Salad

21/4lb (1 leg) long firm aubergines 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1 red chilli pepper, fresh or dried, seeds removed generous pinch oregano 3 tbsp wine vinegar extra-virgin olive oil salt and pepper Serve with: fresh, soft or mild, sliceable cheese crusty white bread or wholemeal bread Bring a large saucepan of salted [...]


3 egg yolks 1 tsp Dijon mustard few drops Worcestershire sauce (optional) 12-14fl oz (350-400 ml) light olive oil 1 lemon wine vinegar salt and pepper Put the egg yolks in the blender with 1/2 tsp salt, the mustard and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. Blend at high speed, pouring the oil very slowly [...]