Fresh from the garden: New Potatoes & Sugar Snap Peas

We harvested a beautiful batch of charlotte potatoes and a handful or two of sugar snap peas. We took Hugh’s advice and kept it simple. Cook the potatoes as soon after harvesting as possible. Just wash the fragile, papery skins – don’t scrub if you can avoid it – tip into boiling, salted water (with…

Coconut Coleslaw

1/2 a large red cabbage or 1 whole small one 1/2 tin low-fat coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper pinch of salt pepper to season Shred the cabbage, slice the onion finely and grate the carrots, place into a large bowl and mix. Mix the rest of the ingredients together then pour into the cabbage mix. Stir together,…

Swiss Chard and Sesame Stir Fry

So far the Swiss chard has been beyond me, we got a new one in the vegbox today and that forced me to confront the other one in the fridge. Reading up about this leafy vegetable, it appears to have some amazing properties, including vitamins A+C+K, minerals and factors that might help blood-sugar levels. I…

Savoy Cabbage for Sunday

Its Sunday and I’ve been tasked to make a veggie Sunday dinner, surprisingly I’ve not made one since moving away from home. I’m going for the traditional roast potatoes with Yorkshire pudding (made with soya milk), veggie sausages and a local savoy cabbage from the Riverford vegbox. I’m using good ol’Delia for the yorkies and…

Warm French Bean Salad

This is a lovely side dish from Riverford online thats really quick to make. It really brings out the best in French Beans. Be careful not to over cook the french beans and serve fresh. I added a small amount of feta out of the pan when being tossed. Ingredients 300g french beans, trimmed 2…

Mushrooms on Toast the Quick Way

Today I made mushrooms on toast – okay the mushrooms were not pictured on toast, but hey! I find it quite hard get good mushrooms in UK and I don’t think its anything to do with them not being grown, these mushrooms were amazingly fresh and tasty. Mushrooms on toast is one of my favorite breakfasts…

Courgettes with Orange Pine Nuts and Herbs

This evening I chose courgettes from the vegbox as my cooking challenge.In the summer months courgettes are aplenty. They are so versatile, tasting great thinly sliced raw or cooked. Courgettes with Orange Pine Nuts and Herbs by Shaun Hill (chef/patron of The Walnut Tree Inn, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny) is one of my favorite meals and featured…