The Acceptable Face of Child Slavery

BY ROGER WATSON While we are not in the season for harvesting potatoes in this country, each time I open a pack of potatoes I cannot help being reminded of the October break we used to have from school in Scotland known as ‘The Tattie Holidays’ (the Scottish word for potato is ‘tattie’). They have almost faded from memory now as the generations of those—like … Continue reading The Acceptable Face of Child Slavery

Self-Sufficient Kingdom

BY JIM WEBSTER There are no lingering doubts now. This virus has turned the world upside down. The late, great, Douglas Adams wrote, “The History of every major Galactic Civilisation tends to pass through three distinct and recognisable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterised by the question ‘How … Continue reading Self-Sufficient Kingdom

One Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken & Potato

Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs Juice of 1 fresh lemon 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons dried basil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons salt, plus extra 8 baby potatoes, halved 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into wedges 1 large courgette, sliced 4 … Continue reading One Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken & Potato

One Pan Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets 450g asparagus ends trimmed 1.8kg Baking potatoes peeled and sliced 3 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste 2 tsp + ½ tsp mixed herbs (for potatoes and salmon separately) 1 tsp garlic powder 30g butter melted 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced Method: Preheat oven to Gas 6/400 degrees. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons … Continue reading One Pan Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes