My Mum's Vinaigrette

To make a jar-full

9 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
About 1 tbsp dijon mustard (but alter depending on how thick you want it
and how much you like mustard!)
1 clove garlic, crushed
salt and pepper

Carrot and Orange Salad

Now that the late Winter and early Spring are bombarding us with cold and wet, it's time to take advantage of airmiles-less citrus fruits, in season in Europe from late December through to the end of March.

Waldorf salad

A classic salad invented in New York's Waldorf Astoria, this salad became a star in the seventies. Our American friends are great fans of it, as demonstrated in a certain episode of Fawlty Towers... "What kind of a cock-a-mamey set-up is this?"


1. Finely chop half a head of small, tightly packed white cabbage.

2. Grate two/three carrots.

Home-made mayonnaise

1. Crack two eggs and filter out the yolks by passing them between the egg-shell halves until the white has drained away.

2. Whisk the yolks up with a splash of white-wine or cider vinager. Season with a pinch of salt and some pepper if desired. OPTIONAL - small crushed clove of garlic

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