Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lamb and Chickpea Balls with Watercress and Radish Salad

This weekend I am planting up the  herb and salad planters, building on the success of the sorrel last year some new things for this burnet, garlic chives and lovage. Depending on weather I may nip out for a quick … Continue reading

Posted in Lamb, March, Meat, Salads, Spring | 2 Comments

Watercress , Smoked Mackerel and Celeriac Salad

I took a little trip  around Nottingham Market  this weekend, under orders to buy a “happy” chicken for Sunday Lunch. All of the vegetable stalls had large bunches of British Watercress which for me is a sure sign, alongside the … Continue reading

Posted in March, Salads, Spring, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Kipper Kedgeree

Smiths Smokery Market stall at West Bridgford Farmers Market this weekend  Smiths a family-run business  first started catching eels on the East Coast of England over thirty years ago. For many years their eels were sold live to Billingsgate Market in … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Grains and Pulses, March, Spring, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Orange and Cardamon Baklava

  Silvena Rowes’ Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume is one of those cookbooks you instantly want to cook everything from everything is so bright and colourful.For my intensely savory leanings it’s unusual that the first dish I managed to cook … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Not at all Cornish Pasties

As a family we went to Devon every summer for two weeks. Yes,  Children of the Modern age, back in the 1970s/80s you had one holiday a year, to the same self-catering place, with no TV , intermittent hot water. … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Meals, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Rhubarb Bakewell (Rhubarb and Almond Tart)

When I was little my aunt Lizzie was exactly who I wanted to be when I grew up.  One of my Mums best friends, single without kids, she lived in a gloriously clean and tidy house in a small village … Continue reading

Posted in Pies Quiches and Tarts, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian, Winter | 9 Comments

Smoked Ham Hock with Beans and Vegetables.

This was lunch for the family , Nick working from home , and my mum on a stopover from York to Bristol bearing gifts of purple sprouting broccoli , kale and from my aunt Lizzie Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb – recipes … Continue reading

Posted in Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Soups | 4 Comments