River Cafe’s Roast Ribollita

With a big bag of chard from Glebelands City Growers and spinach, white onions and basil from the Riverford veg box, there is only one call… ribollita al forno! Its a thick Tuscan soup, in this recipe River Cafe suggest you roast it in the oven between slices of sourdough. This recipe serves 6. Ingredients…

Chickpea saute with Greek yoghurt

A Yotam Ottolenghi treat. A totally simple, quick and tasty dish that can be served warm or at room temperature. If chard isn’t in season you can use a combination of spinach and rocket (though they don’t need blanching). We were lucky enough to be given some chard by Kirstin @kindlingtrust Serves 4 300g Swiss…

River Cottage Basic Bread

Bread is one of those things I lost the master in making once I became an adult and I’ve largely left the kneading to a bread machine. However, feeling resourceful and now without a mixer its time to get back to basics! I’m using the River Cottage Handbook No.3 (bread) to start my bread making journey, and…

Veg box 28th June 2012

Look at that lovely box! 2 x Globe artichokes 2 x Red peppers Tomatoes Courgettes Carrots Red lettuce Beautify bunch of basil Related articles Veg Box of the Week – 28 June (fromapriltotable.wordpress.com)

Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Lentil Salad

The team I work with had a group brainstorm and we all bought in something for lunch. Here is the recipe for the salad from British Food. It went down a treat and perfect for my abundant herbs growing in the yard. 6 x Medium sized Beetroot Maldon Salt Black Pepper Cup of Puy Lentils…

Greg Wallace’s Rhubarb Crumble

A lovely dessert made for Jubilee weekend with a bunch of gifted rhubarb. The recipe is taken from BBC Good Food. 500g rhubarb, chopped into chunks the length of your thumb 100g golden caster sugar 3 tbsp port (optional) 140g self-raising flour 85g butter , chilled 50g light brown muscovado sugar 50g chopped walnuts (optional) 1….

Grow boxes…

We’ve enjoyed spending time over the past weekends at Piccadilly Basin where the Northern Quarter Greening Group we’re part of have set up Growboxes (allotments) as part of the plan to Green the area. We now have a box there and planted tomato plants, radishes, spinach and peppers. I’m really looking forward to learning more…