Monthly Archives: April 2010

Nettle and Lemon Sorbet

As a good forager , I will try anything. But I just cannot get on with nettles everyone raves about then in Nettle Soup but everytime I make it it ends up tasting like grass cuttings, just too strong. But … Continue reading

Posted in April, Spring, Wild Food | 1 Comment

Soy Spiced Spring Vegetables

A spring green fix, the vegebox is full of asparagus , purple sprouting broccoli and spring green cabbage. I am very happy,  early this week I stir fried asparagus with soy sauce , chilli and garlic, it was so delicious … Continue reading

Posted in April, Spring | 3 Comments

Rice Paper Rolls

I first became addicted to these rice paper rolls in an underground mall near my work when I lived in Toronto. They were incredibly simple just letttuce , coriander and a few large prawns, served with a small pot of … Continue reading

Posted in April, Spring | 3 Comments

Gammon Hock, Asparagus , Poached Egg, Chive Mayonnaise on Walnut Bread

Finally I have laid my hands on some British Asparagus, great big fat stalks of sweetness , although I had seen some in the farm shop in Bristol this past week is was pretty pricey £5 for 6. My local … Continue reading

Posted in April, Pork, Spring, Wild Food | 1 Comment

Beef Cheek Ragu and Wild Garlic Gnocchi

A few weeks ago I made beef cheek ragu , two large cheeks slow cooked until they begin to fall apart with red wine , tinned tomatoes, dried wild mushrooms, onions , garlic , bay leaves and oregano . Enough … Continue reading

Posted in April, Spring, Wild Food | 6 Comments

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs, as I continue my temporary housewife role , tonight I decided to try out being a proper Italian mamma and make spaghetti and meatballs, it is relaxing and calming making tiny spicy meatballs and simmering tomato sauce. … Continue reading

Posted in April, Pork, Spring | 6 Comments

Mackerel Teriyaki with Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Yesterday I had a day off , actually I am having quite a few days off because I have left my job  it feels really weird , I haven’t not had a job since university but it was heaven waking … Continue reading

Posted in April, Lamb, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Spring | 2 Comments

Spicy Korean Pork Spare Ribs (Dwaeji Galbi) and Pickled Cabbage (Kimchi)

I have had a lot of experience of  Korean Cuisine there don’t seem to be a lot of Korean restaurants, however a few months ago I had Kimchi , fermented pickled vegetables in a noodle bar in Nottingham. This pickled … Continue reading

Posted in April, Pork, Spring | 14 Comments

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Dipped in Boiled Egg

After Devilled Kidneys yesterday another luscious breakfast this morning and a headstart on my five-a-day. Tender stems are sweet and the purple flour heads perfectly soak up the yolk. All you need to do is soft boil the eggs , … Continue reading

Posted in April, Lamb, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring | 8 Comments

Devilled Kidneys

I know this might turn a lot of peoples stomachs but I think Devilled Kidneys are a heavenly breakfast prepared by lovely Nick and sets you up right for the day just the right amount of meat and heat the … Continue reading

Posted in April, Lamb, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring | 4 Comments