Category Archives: Vegetarian

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

Posted in Autumn, Meals, Season, September, Vegetarian, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Portabello Stuffed Mushroom Burgers with Tomato Salsa

I love the big portabello mushrooms we get in the vegebox. They are lovely make just seasoned and grilled in a cob.  This time I decided to do a little extra with them by stuffing them. You could use sausage … Continue reading

Posted in August, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian | 2 Comments

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

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

Blackberry Bakewell

I think this will be the last blackberry post of the season, it’s been a fantastic crop this year,  fat and juicy from all the rain .The last bag of blackberries got  squashed under a hundred weight of sloes, which … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Meals, September, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Elderberry Cordial

Elderflowers get all the attention in summer, with pages of magazine articles devoted to stories of people making their own elderflower cordial ,  champagne and ices.  I’m guilty too , I still have a few bottles of elderflower champage in … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Season, Vegetarian, Wild Food | 3 Comments

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

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

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