It has been a long summer, the warm weather has just about managed to last into October. Autumn is quite late coming this year, but the signs are there. I may not yet be hunkering down in a big jumper eating stew and dumplings, but the evenings are getting darker and summer cropping plants […]Read More In my veg box this week – cauliflower, plums
I love soup. It’s healthy, filling, usually cheap, easy to make, requires minimal thought and co-ordination, and best of all, you can put pretty much anything in it. Making soup is a lovely calm activity for a gentle Sunday morning, and if you make a massive batch you’ll have a couple of days worth of […]Read More Two-soup Sunday, part one – any veg minestrone
Nothing brings me more joy than the English asparagus season. It only lasts for a few weeks, but it is well worth the wait. Yes, you can get asparagus all year round, but for 11 months of the year it is bland, disappointing, and has traveled halfway round the world. You can’t beat fresh, local, […]Read More Perfect English asparagus
It’s early April, flowers are beginning to bloom, leaves are coming out on the trees, the wildlife is getting a little frisky, and the weather is starting to think about getting a bit warmer. Yes, it’s my favourite time of year, and as it gets warmer and lighter in the evening it’s time to ditch […]Read More Pea pesto, or as I like to call it, pea-sto (sorry).