Category Archives: Salads

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

Cucumber Pickle with Smoked Salmon and Hot New Potato Salad

On Friday night I found myself watching the One Show. Chef Jamie Oliver was appearing allowing a gentle back and forth with Observer food critic Jay Rayner about his review of Jamies latest restaurant venture Barbecoa After some gentle ribbing,  … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Salads, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit | 3 Comments

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

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

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 | 7 Comments

Courgette and Pea Fritters

I cannot visit my in-laws this time of year without coming away with a tonne of homegrown goodies. They are on daily Courgette Patrol, necessary to assure no unattended courgettes sneakily achieve marrow status . So we left with a … Continue reading

Posted in July, Salads, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit | 11 Comments

Fattoush – Toasted Pitta Bread Vegetable Salad

Fattoush, the name sounds like a big hug. This is a Middle-Eastern salad made from mixed vegetables and toasted pitta ( or other flatbreads). It’s a really fantastic recipe, especially if you have left a few slices of pitta bread … Continue reading

Posted in Salads, Summer | 7 Comments