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Pesto alla Poly Tunnel
Like many, I think I might have overdone it a bit on the tomato planting in the poly tunnel yet again this year, so...
Green Eggs Over Lentils
The best things are often afterthoughts and this was just that. I was tweaking Nigel Slater's 'hangover...
Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms
Cooking the mushrooms in cornflour gives them a rich, meaty texture that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of th...
Kimchi noodle soup
Kimchi is good in simple ramen style noodle soup. You can make it as simple – or as complicated as you like. Soft b...
This pickle adds a welcome tang to cold meats or burgers, and is a great way to make your cucumbers last into winte...
Best Braised Lentils
Simple lentils can be made into a main by the addition of other vegetables to the soffritto base. Greens can be add...
Stuffed Tomatoes - or Pomodori al riso as they’re known in Rome. Stuffed anything sounds terribly retro but what go...
Caponata Involtini (aubergine rolls)
These little blighters are a combination of Nigella's Involtini and Thomasina Miers Aubergine Caponata but who...
Panzanella -Tuscan bread and tomato salad
As my sister said to me - 'who would have thought bread and tomatoes could be so delicious'.? Actually, i...
Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...
Curried Parsnip Soup
A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.
Vegetable Harira soup
Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...
Broad Bean Risotto
A wonderfully fresh dish that you can serve as a starter, or as a main with a piece of chicken or fish to accompany...
Risi e Bisi e Runner Beans
In it’s pure Venetian form, Risi e Bisi is a wet risotto of rice (obviously), smoked pancetta (usually), the best c...
Baked Butternut Squash Risotto
Squash risotto is real comfort food, can be cooked in advance and is amazingly easy. Finishing in the oven might se...