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    Newsletter #8 - January 2003

Welcome to the  Recipes4us.co.uk free monthly newsletter.  If you have any suggestions for additions to this newsletter, or if you wish to submit a culinary related article,  please write to me at Newsletter@Recipes4us.co.uk .        


Happy Cooking ! 



Florence Sandeman, Editor


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Probably the oldest cultivated tree, not only are these fruit delicious but they are also contain fats, easily digested sugars i.e. glucose, sucrose and fructose and are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a prized staple food in some desert regions. There are now around 600 cultivated species worldwide. 

Visit this section for some great sweet and savoury recipes using this delectable and healthy ingredient. 


Recipe of the Month


Piquant Crispy Cauliflower 

Serves 4     30 Minutes 



4 tbsp Black Olives, finely chopped
2 tsp Capers, drained and finely chopped
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
6 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Cauliflower cut into small florets
2 tbsp freshly chopped Parsley





1.  Place the olives, capers, red wine vinegar  and 4 tablespoons of the oil in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.


2. Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add the cauliflower, cover  and cook for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time. 


3. Remove the lid from the pan and continue to cook for a further 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just tender and browned.


4. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, pour over the olive mixture and sprinkle with the parsley.. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.


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