Category Archives: Season

Cookbook : Leon Baking & Puddings : Spelt and Walnut Loaf , Damson Parfait

Another cookbook to kick my cooking muscles back into gear this time for Leon restaurants the takeout restaurants tick all my boxes  with a focus on sunstainability and seasonally . Leon restaurants don’t exit outside London which is really unfair … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Meals, Season, September, Vegetarian, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Slow Cooked Sausage and Beans

This is definitely not a normal August dish but as I write this it is grey and drizzling, feels more like Autumn and  I  definitely need warming food. Juicy sausages with earthy pinto beans slow cooked til rich and sticky. … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Grains and Pulses, Meals, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages | 4 Comments

Portabello Stuffed Mushroom Burgers with Tomato Salsa

I love the big portabello mushrooms we get in the vegebox. They are lovely make just seasoned and grilled in a cob.  This time I decided to do a little extra with them by stuffing them. You could use sausage … Continue reading

Posted in August, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 2 Comments

Honey and Raspberry Semifreddo

Prior to my pregnancy I  didn’t really like ice cream, I aways felt a bit to creamy and I preferred sorbet or an ice lolly but since getting pregnant I am happily obsessed with ice cream. Taking every opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Cakes and Biscuits, July, Vegetables and Fruit | 5 Comments

Cucumber , Radish and Broad Bean Salad with Radish Leaf and Feta Pesto

One of the signs of early labour is something called nesting, women report a strong urge to clean. Nesting is the only practical explanation for  I spent the first day of a heatwave  vaccuming the house, washing the kitchen floor, … Continue reading

Posted in Brassica Cauliflower Cabbage and Kale, June, Salads, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Tomato, Onion and Potato Tart

The greengrocers have gluts of cherry tomatoes on sale at the moment. It was just as well I got a lot since at least didn’t make it home as I snacked on them during the walk home most of a … Continue reading

Posted in June, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Vegetables and Fruit | 1 Comment

Pasta with Broad Beans Peas and Spinach & Feta Pesto

This time of year it’s hard not to go a bit wild in the greengrocers , eating seasonally means having to spend large parts of the year eating a lot of leeks, parsnips,  carrots and cabbages. Lovely but  them but … Continue reading

Posted in June, Pasta and Noodles, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit | 6 Comments

Gammon and Pea Risotto

For a bargain joints you really cannot beat a gammon hock ( smoked or unsmoked) less than £2 a piece. They do need some slow low cooking to ensure the flakiest meat and rich stock. In winter you can use … Continue reading

Posted in June, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit | 2 Comments

Midlands Food Bloggers Meetup at 99 Station St , Staffordshire Fine Foods and a Summer Caldo Verde

On Saturday I took the quick train journey from Nottingham  to Burton on Trent ,  .Once the heart of brewing for the UK,  brewery buildings still dominate the town but the yeasty smell in the air is more often attributable … Continue reading

Posted in Grains and Pulses, June, Meals, Season, Soups, Summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit | 8 Comments

Persian Chicken Stew with Pomegranate and Almonds

This recipe is I am afraid a shameless rip off of Stewed founder Alan Rosenthals take on Khoresht fesenjan,  a Persian Chicken Stew made with pomegranate molasses and walnuts ( previously reproduced by Niamh at Eat Like a Girl ) … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, June, Meat, Summer, Uncategorized | 8 Comments