Chickpeas and spinach with chermoula

Chickpeas and spinach with chermoula

Chickpeas and spinach are two of the most universally liked ingredients. Paired together with chermoula, a marinade made from garlic, herbs and lemon, then finished with creamy yoghurt, this dish delivers. To ensure the yoghurt does not curdle, before stirring it in,...
Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

  England, in the spring, is full of wild garlic, perfect for making wild garlic pesto. I’m forever encouraging people to get out and take advantage of it. Wild garlic leaves are easy to recognize and if all else fails, just smell the leaves for that pungent...
Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Moroccan food is bold, colourful and tasty, so is this dish.  Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar aims to please.  The combination of onions, olives and Moroccan spice blend, zahtar delivers deep flavour with minimal cooking time.  Tonight for dinner I paired this...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are not fried, they are served fresh. Rice paper is soaked and packed with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice noodles and served with a gorgeous dipping sauce to create an explosion of taste. These work great as an interactive starter for a...
100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Fritters

100% Abbey Home Farm Friters Today I spent the day doing cookery demos for the Open Farm Day at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. Abbey Home Farm is home to the award winning farm cafe and shop, The Organic Farm Shop. Nestled only a few minutes drive out of...
Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettles are abundant now. Don’t be shy get out and harvest some to make a tasty and simple Nettle and Potato Curry. If you have never picked nettles before here are a few tips to make it a bit easier. Always wear your marigolds and have a basket or bag for your...
Rhubarb Salsa

Rhubarb Salsa

Spring is here, that means it is time for rhubarb. Rhubarb is most frequently used for desserts, but this fiesta for the taste buds showcases the savoury side of rhubarb in Rhubarb Salsa. Salsa is one of my all time favourite condiments and as usual, homemade is...
Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

Portobello mushrooms with Polenta and Wild Garlic Pesto

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS WITH POLENTA AND WILD GARLIC PESTO Spring is in the air and soon the woodlands will be alive with wild garlic. Portobello mushrooms with polenta and wild garlic pesto is a perfect way to capture the flavours of the season. This recipe is from a...
Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup

Miso Noodle Soup is my vegetarian equivalent to chicken noodle soup when I am starting to feel poorly. Miso is delicious and packed with nutrition. It is a traditional ingredient used in Japanese cooking. Miso is made by fermenting soy beans with salt and koji, which...
Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps

Sesame Kale Crisps make eating healthy easy. Kale is a powerhouse vegetable, it is full of fibre, helps to reduce the risk of cancer, contains a high amount of antioxidants, supports the bodies natural detoxification process and it taste great. Sesame Kale Crisps...
Wild Garlic and Poppy Rolls

Wild Garlic and Poppy Rolls

Just back from a freezing cold camping trip in our van to Sussex, I had to make soup and bread up return to warm us up. Lemon and thyme lentil soup and wild garlic and poppy rolls was what I ended up with. We had a fabulous stay at Wowo Campground. Despite the cold,...
Thai Pea and Spring Onion Fritters

Thai Pea and Spring Onion Fritters

Spring is in the air! These pea and spring onion fritters are a taste of what’s to come. Sweet corn is usually used for Thai fritters, but I didn’t have any in the house. Luckily, I had just bought some lovely sweet sugar snap pea pods and plump spring...