Category Archives: Vegetables and Fruit

Rhubarb Bakewell (Rhubarb and Almond Tart)

When I was little my aunt Lizzie was exactly who I wanted to be when I grew up.  One of my Mums best friends, single without kids, she lived in a gloriously clean and tidy house in a small village … Continue reading

Posted in Pies Quiches and Tarts, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian, Winter | 10 Comments

Gochujang Pulled Pork with Spicy Beansprout Salad

Since discovering how easily  the slow cooker produces pulled pork,  I have been dying to try another recipe.  Having shown almost superhuman self restraint in leaving  it almost a month since the Chipolte Pork Tacos , I rewarded the household … Continue reading

Posted in Meat, Meat , Joints, Steaks and Sausages, Pork, Uncategorized, Vegetables and Fruit | 6 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

True Taste of Wales – Cider -Mustard Braised Pork Chops with Lentils and Laverbread Oatcakes

One of the greatest  meals I ever ate  was a slow roasted piece of  Welsh belly pork . Though incredibly simple,  it was the first meal my boyfreind and I ever  cooked together.  It was November and we were staying  … Continue reading

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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

Spicy Beetroot and Coconut Soup with Herbed Yogurt tells me beetroot is considered by many cultures a food of love. Even more sordily  the Romans considered it such an aphrodisiac that the official brothel of Pompei was adorned with picture of beetroots. Just recently I have fallen … Continue reading

Posted in Roots Carrots ,Parsnips, Beets, Soups, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 4 Comments

Seared Salmon with Runner Beans dressed with Horseradish , Garlic and Lemon.

Walking along the canal bank the other day I spotted some Horseradish growing , it looks a little like dock leaves , but there is a distinctive corkscrew twist to the leaves. I popped back to the house to get … Continue reading

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

Strawberry Teas, Tarts, Pavlovas and Scones

My Mum is an amazing cook, she was also until recently a full time family doctor . When I was little she often worked Saturdays and would  buy me and my little brother cakes on the way home. In summer … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Cakes and Biscuits, July, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit | 11 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 | 6 Comments