There are a handful of ingredients that are essential to my kitchen kit. Chilli, flaky sea salt, herbs, and olive oil all play a key role in ‘waking up’ humble ingredients and adding character and flavour to a whole range of dishes – a fresh seasonal salad, a big tray of roasted root veggies, stews, soups, chutneys, and sweets.
If flaky sea salt, olive oil, herbs and chilli are the classic pair of denim jeans of the kitchen – safe, trusty and comfortable – then lemons are the bright feature piece, the killer heels, the bright lipstick, and the statement bag to go with them. In my opinion, lemons are the ingredient that every cook should have on hand to add exciting, fresh flavour to food.
Sliced into rounds in a mug of hot water and honey, juiced and made into zingy marinades and dressings for salads, meat and…
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