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Recipes: Gluten-free

Oven-roasted duck with plums and red onions

We love duck in our house. It’s just as easy to cook as your regular Sunday chicken roast, but because it’s less common, somewhat pricier and much bitter, it has a more festive feel to it. We don’t cook duck for weeknight dinners, but for weekend roasts and entertaining at home, it’s such a worthy bird. Here’s a version I …

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Persimmon with honeyed yoghurt

How do you enjoy the persimmons, in season right now? Here in Estonia we can by mostly the heart-shaped hachiya variety, which is astringent when raw, but meltingly sweet when ripe. We usually just wash them and cut into wedges, but there’s also this super-easy and lovely way of serving them, adapted from the Australian Persimmon Inc page here. Remember, only …

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Anne’s shrimp and mango salad

We had some friends over today and I needed something bright and yummy (and without gluten) to be served on this sunny day. I was browsing my to-do(-again) lists, and opted for a refreshing mango and shrimp salad that I’ve made before. It’s light, it’s easy, and it’s quite an eye-catcher, so perfect for a summer get-together. As I suspected, …

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Sautéed garlic scapes with tomatoes

Are you familiar with garlic scapes? I’ve actually mentioned them here on my blog, Nami-Nami, just over ten years ago (YES, NAMI-NAMI BLOG QUIETLY CELEBRATED ITS 10 BLOG ANNIVERSARY IN MID-JUNE) –  when I was still living in Edinburgh. I used to go to the fabulous Edinburgh Farmers Market every weekend, and it’s there that I first encountered those spindly …

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Badrijani nigvzit – Georgian aubergine rolls with walnut filling

Badrijani is the Georgian rolled eggplant dish we’ve been missing our whole life, wrote Lucky Peach on its Facebook page yesterday. I don’t really know about rolled eggplant/rolled aubergine dishes in particular, but as far as eggplant dishes in general go, Georgian rolled aubergines are pretty wonderful. They’re pictured on the top left corner above. My recipe is pretty minimalist, …

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Cullen Skink, a Scottish smoked haddock and potato soup (gluten-free)

Few days ago the Scots – and friends of Scotland – celebrated yet another anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, hosting or attending a Burns Supper. Any self-respecting Burns Supper begins with a proper Scottish soup. I’ve shared a recipe for Cock-a-leekie before, other options are Scotch broth and Cullen Skink.  Now it’s time to share my recipe for the …

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Recipe for a Latvian Beet and Bean Salad (Pupiņu un Biešu Salāti)

A few years ago Saveur, the American food magazine, featured some Latvian recipes (Latvians, remember, are our Southern neighbours). Among them was a recipe for beet and bean salad, Pupiņu un Biešu Salāti, that caught my attention. I love beetroot, and cook and eat various beetroot salads quite frequently. Some of my favourite beet salad recipes have been featured here on Nami-Nami …

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Estonian lamb soup with cabbage

Time for soup! Earlier this year I came across a recipe for Islandic lamb and cabbage soup in the blogosphere. Lovely soup and justifiably popular – and almost identical to the Estonian way of making lamb and cabbage soup. Not surprising, giving the fact that both Iceland and Estonia are “up North” and the range of vegetables traditionally available is …

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