Category Archives: May

Pork Belly with Lentil and Slow Roasted Tomato Salad

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean I  want to give up big Sunday roast joint ( if only for the leftovers) . In summer though, out go the vegetables and in come the  lighter salad ingredients . This weekend we … Continue reading

Posted in May, Meals, Meat, Pork, Salads, Spring, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Smoked Trout Salad with Crispy Fish Skin

  I love smoked fish and could happily eat it every day, the smoking gives fish an extra richness delicious in salads, fishcakes , pate. Thanks to Smiths Smokerys’ regular stall at Farmers Markets  in the East Midlands , I … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, May, Salads, Season, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Pea Pod Soup and Chicken Stock

Are you bored of the pictures of pea shoots yet! The gift of fresh peas is too good to waste any part ,  I used  leftover pea pods ( just a few handfuls)  to make this soup, cooking it does … Continue reading

Posted in May, Salads, Spring, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Crab and Pea Risotto

Rose Prince writes in the New English Kitchen “Making stock in the home creates an atmosphere. You walk in the door to an aroma that tells you, good food is in this place . The atmosphere never really leaves. When … Continue reading

Posted in May, Seafood, Spring, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Free Ranging Raw Asparagus Salad

First posted May 26th , I have just re-posted this since I found some more free ranging asparagus this morning went to look for this post and realised I had somehow deleted it from the blog. This morning I was … Continue reading

Posted in May, Spring, Wild Food | 3 Comments

Homemade Cheese with Pea Shoots, Greens , Blackberry Vinegar and Rapeseed Oil

Perhaps the most inspiring show I have watched this year has been the Edible Garden with the lovely Alys Fowler, for a year she devoted her small garden in Birmingham to growing as much edible produce. Not rows of carrots … Continue reading

Posted in May, Spring, Wild Food | 15 Comments

Beef Burgers

I love burgers , big thick juicy burgers , I even requested them for my birthday last year , lovingly BBQd the longsuffering Nick at 8pm at night. In the montly regional farmers market in Nottingham City Centre ( Every … Continue reading

Posted in BBQ, Lamb, May, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Spring | 9 Comments

English Spring Tagliata – Lincoln Red Beef,Watercress , Asparagus and New Potatoes

Yesterday was the hottest day so far this year and thankfully I got the bus into Nottingham early to hit the East Midlands Regional Farmers Market ( held every third Fri/Sat of the month in Nottingham Market Square)  for some … Continue reading

Posted in Lamb, May, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Madhur Jaffrey’s Spiced Yogurt Leg of Lamb

A couple of weeks ago in Bristol I was sniffing around St Nicks Market bookstore and picked up a copy of Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery , this was a book that sat beside Delia in my house growing up indeed … Continue reading

Posted in Casseroles, Curries and Chillis, Lamb, May, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Spring | 11 Comments

Smoked Mackerel and Leek Tart

This is a  rich tart, although a combination of smoked haddock and leek is more traditional in practice smoked mackerel is more easily available . We seem to get leeks in the vege-box all year round , I have made … Continue reading

Posted in May, Spring | 3 Comments