Roasted Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Parmesan and Garlic

Yum, yum, yum. I love Purple Sprouting Broccoli (PSB) and can eat bowls of it. Check this really simple dish out – just mix the ‘dressing’ in the roast dish and add the PSB, cook for 15-odd minutes and folia! Found at All Recipes. 500g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Winter Coucous

It was Erinma’s birthday last week and one present from @flygirltwo was an enormouuuuuus parsnip! It was all wrapped up and everything. To celebrate that parsnip, we found an extra special recipe from Mr Ottolenghi. Mmmmm tasty! 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks 8 shallots,…

Greek Salad

When you have cucumbers, lots of tomatoes and some cheese… time to make a greek salad. This recipe from BBC Food website is simple and easy. Go easy on the red wine vinegar and olive oil – would recommend 2/3rds of what’s suggested… Ingredients 50g/2oz black Kalamata olives 3 medium tomatoes, diced into 2cm/¾in cubes 1 cucumber peeled,…

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…

Angela Hartnett’s tagliatelle with pine nuts, capers and kale

Angela Hartnett‘s tagliatelle with pine nuts, capers and kale is a lovely way to use the winter’s kale supply. It’s really tasty and bought interesting flavours together, I’d never have considered putting pasta with kale if I’d not seen this recipe – I might also add more capers next time, which go great with kale. You can find the…

The Easiest Chickpea Curry (and quick too)

I’d struggle to find an easier chickpea curry that outdoes this for taste. The quantities below serve 2 people, so double up for a family. I found the recipe at BBC Food, its by Manju Malhi, who some might remember as the BBC Food and Drink winner in 1999. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped…