A Basket by the Door: Recipes for Comforting Gifts and Joyful Gatherings by Sophie Hansen

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    • Categories: Soups; Main course; Lunch; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: coriander leaves; lemongrass; coconut milk; fresh ginger; French shallots; bird's eye chillies; palm sugar; kaffir lime leaves; limes; tamari; zucchini; vermicelli noodles; leafy greens of your choice
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    • Categories: Snacks; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pistachio nuts; LSA (linseed, sunflower seed, and almond mix); dates; honey; vanilla bean paste; rosewater; white chocolate; cardamom pods
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Breakfast / brunch; Spring; Vegan
    • Ingredients: kale; bananas; kiwifruits; avocados; dates; mint; chia seeds; coconut water; limes
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Breakfast / brunch; Spring
    • Ingredients: strawberries; cardamom pods; fresh ginger; dates; almond milk; honey
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Spring; Vegan
    • Ingredients: raw almonds; dates
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: beetroots; walnuts; dill; lemons; pomegranate molasses; Greek yoghurt
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: broad beans; frozen peas; coriander leaves; mint; red chillies; ground cumin; limes; Greek yoghurt
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Quick / easy; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: vegetables of your choice; vinegar; coriander seeds; yellow mustard seeds; black peppercorns; chilli flakes; fennel seeds
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baby Lebanese cucumbers; red onions; white wine vinegar; sugar; brown mustard seeds; fennel seeds; coriander seeds
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: plain flour; sesame seeds; fennel seeds; nigella seeds
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Afternoon tea; Spring
    • Ingredients: wholemeal flour; almond meal; caster sugar; eggs; butter; vanilla bean paste; oranges
    • Accompaniments: Rhubarb compote
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Breakfast / brunch; Spring
    • Ingredients: oranges; caster sugar; rosemary; vanilla beans
    • Accompaniments: Light and crunchy honey granola
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Spring
    • Ingredients: honey; oranges; vanilla bean paste; puffed millet cereal; rolled oats; almonds; hazelnuts; ground cinnamon; ground ginger; ground coriander; ground cardamom; ground cloves
    • Accompaniments: Roasted oranges with rosemary and vanilla
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Breakfast / brunch; Spring
    • Ingredients: ground coffee; cardamom pods; ground ginger; vanilla beans; milk
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Spring; Cooking ahead; Italian
    • Ingredients: red onions; garlic; fennel seeds; Italian sausages; pancetta; red wine; tinned tomatoes; tomato paste; chicken stock
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    • Categories: Main course; Spring; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; thyme; chorizo sausages; red wine; tinned tomatoes; tomato paste; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; balsamic vinegar
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Spring
    • Ingredients: milk chocolate; dark chocolate; eggs; single cream
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    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Spring; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: limes; bird's eye chillies; sea salt flakes; blood orange juice; sugar syrup; tequila; Grand Marnier
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Spring
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; carrots; celery; onions; black peppercorns; parsley; thyme sprigs; butter; plain flour; leeks; chicken stock; wholegrain mustard; lemon thyme; lemons; eggs; pure cream
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Spring
    • Ingredients: butter; Greek yogurt; lemons; eggs; plain flour; caster sugar; blueberries; rosemary
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Main course; Spring
    • Ingredients: red onions; English spinach; ricotta cheese; feta cheese; eggs; lemons; dill; butter; filo pastry; pine nuts; sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Spring
    • Ingredients: puff pastry; eggs; pure cream; Parmesan cheese; lemons; hot-smoked salmon; zucchini
    • Accompaniments: Radish and pomegranate salad
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: telegraph cucumbers; radishes; mint; lemons; nigella seeds; pomegranate seeds
    • Accompaniments: Hot-smoked salmon and zucchini tart
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  • Stonesoup

    Even though there is a lot of sugar and flour, I’ve found plenty of inspirational ideas. Worth buying just to feel like you’re having a cosy chat in the kitchen with Sophie.

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  • Eat Your Books

    A gorgeous title filled with the inspiration we all need to bring more love and care into our meals, celebrations and food gifts.

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  • ISBN 10 176063459X
  • ISBN 13 9781760634599
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  • Published Apr 02 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Edition 1
  • Countries Australia, United States, United Kingdom
  • Publisher Murdoch Books

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A Basket by the Door is about fostering connection, community and good old-fashioned country hospitality as much as it is about recipes and the food that brings us together to eat. Cooking for someone is empathy made edible and is a double gift of time - your time to relieve some of their time - and time is one of the greatest gifts you can give. There are chapters with ideas on what to cook for friends or family who are mid-house move, busy with a newborn baby, celebrating a milestone or who just need a little love. Whether it's an aromatic chicken pie made from scratch, or trio of freshly made dips and homemade lavosh biscuits or a sturdy picnic cake, delivered in a basket, for afternoon tea on the riverbank, there are recipes and ideas here to cover every occasion. There is also a chapter dedicated to Christmas with suggestions of food gifts to make and give, as well as recipes for useful things to make and take to friends' houses when invited to dinner or for a weekend away. Every recipe includes information on how to wrap, transport, store (and for how long) and re-heat or serve. There are also variations for seasonal options with lots of ideas to tweak and adjust recipes according to what's available or plentiful.


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