Category Archives: Autumn

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

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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

Autumn Coleslaws

Loving these psychedelic purple and orange coleslaws – crunchy autumn alternative to slow- braised red cabbage. This Cabbage Fennel and Apple Slaw is lovely with grilled pork chops or sausages , smoked fish or on a baked potato ( especially … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, October, Salads | 10 Comments

Celeriac Remoulade

The one vegetable I look forward to every year in celeriac, nicknamed the ugly vegetable it’s thick skin rough , scarred covered in rooty tendrils. But the warty craggy exterior belies   bright white flesh with creamy light  taste both raw … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Beef, Meals, Meat, October, Roots Carrots ,Parsnips, Beets, Salads, Vegetables and Fruit | 6 Comments

Coconut Chilli Butternut Squash Soup

Weekends this time of year need to include striding knee deep in piles of  golden autumn leaves and returning to steaming bowls of soup . Even better if the soup matches the leaves. I am always so happy to see … Continue reading

Posted in Meals, October, Season, Soups, Squash, Vegetables and Fruit | 1 Comment

Tourte Cévenole ( Potato, Leek and Herb Pie)

This is the final  recipe from the Cévennes region   following on from Spatchcocked Guinea Fowl with Rosemary and Pancetta Pork , Kale & Chestnut Stew These recipes were provided by the author  Rosy Thornton to complement her new fictional work Tapestry … Continue reading

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Cévennes Pork , Kale & Chestnut Stew

This is the second recipes from the Cévennes region   following on from  Spatchcocked Guinea Fowl with Rosemary and Pancetta .  These  recipes were provided by Rosy Thornton to complement her new Tapestry of Love. The book is set in this … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Marrow and Tomato Curry.

It feels like every time I post about my vegebox I am complaining about the latest vegetable descending on me. ( Remember the Turnips) I promise I do love my vegebox  but seriously how can I be upbeat about Marrow … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Cheese, Events and Festival, Meals, Season, September | 1 Comment

Wild Mallard Roasted with Rosehip Syrup and Chilli

Last weekend at the East Midlands Food Fair held annually at Melton Mowbray. I was really excited to see a game stall ,Shaw Meats you cannot get more autumnal than seasonal game , pheasants, partridge not to mention, rabbits & … Continue reading

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Pork Adobo

Adobo is a method  of cookery from the Philippines characterised by stewing meat  in vinegar,  at first glance I thought it might be overpowering but cooking mellows the vinegar and it perfectly tenderises the meat . The vinegar in adobo … Continue reading

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