Category Archives: June

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

Sea Bass with Fennel , Broad Beans & New Potato Salad Dressed with Mint and Parsley

I am determined to master filleting fish, it’s one of those skills that once mastered makes you look wholly professional.   Thanks to You Tube I can now make a passable effort but I am still  too stabby with the knife. … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, July, June, Salads, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

BBQ Rolled Shoulder of Pork ( with Indirect Heat)

Just a few years ago I would never have considered putting a big joint on the BBQ, scared of serving serving raw meat, that fear meant I  stuck to a wide range of burgers, joints of chicken and colourful kebabs. … Continue reading

Posted in July, June, Lamb, Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Salads, Summer | 6 Comments

Elderflower Marinated Salmon served with New Potatoes and Fresh Sorrel

Marinading Salmon is so simple and makes a perfect starter,  you can use whole sides of salmon or fillets. There are plenty of elderflower recipes around I have made cordial already this year, am steeping my own elderflower vodka at … Continue reading

Posted in June, Summer, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Meringues and Mayonnaise

I used to be very impressed by people who made meringue, a freind of mine used to whip them up for parties and I always gazed in awe, until she told me how easy they are. Best of all the … Continue reading

Posted in June, Salads, Summer | 3 Comments