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In the middle of the night, hidden beneath the covers, I start laughing at the idea of anyone else finding out what I'm Googling. No, I'm not funding the dark web, I'm not streaming illegal stuff of any kind, I'm not even shopping for kittens; I'm soothing my troubled insomniac brow on frenchclick.co.uk, gazing at things formerly only purchasable in French supermarkets, now brought all the way across the Channel to my London front door – with no delivery charge on orders of more than £35. (More than £35? Pah. I can spend over £35 on biscuits alone in a French supermarket.)

Tomato, marrow and coriander salad

Serves 4

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Gino D'Acampo makes Caprese salad.

Vietnamese prawn salad

Serves 4

Armenian tomato and aubergine salad

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The 10 best olive oils

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Sloane Crosley: 'This is the season for weddings and I love attending them'

They say weddings are a pressure-cooker experience for single women. Though I'm not exactly sure what a pressure cooker looks like, I feel certain I've had the opportunity to purchase one from friends' bridal registries over the past 10 years. But this is the season for weddings and I love attending them.

Duck breast and spring pea salad

Serves 4

Chicken and prawn salad

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Asparagus and bacon salad

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Beetroot and feta salad

Serves 1

Around the world in 80 dishes No. 47: Hot smoked trout salad

Ingredients to serve 4

David Flatman: Season over but fitness guru tells me: don't get fat

From the Front Row: For the stag trip of Lord Mike Tindall, there will be some well-sculpted bodies on show by the pool

Preserved lemons

These lemons are so easy to prepare and will last unrefridgerated for up to a year. Once they are well rinsed, they can be used in slow-cooked dishes, salads and all sorts of dressings.

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