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…

Allotment – Garlic update and potatoes

It has proved difficult to get over to the allotment over the last couple of weeks. My last visit was on Sunday 16th Feb. The garlic, both those planted before December and in February (after starting in the cold frame) seem to be going well. No real bulb growth yet, but they seem established. Its…

White bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley

So tasty, quick and easy. It’s Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s white bean soup with new-season garlic and parsley, of which I have 80% of the ingredients list home grown and bought from Hulme Garden Centre (and a little chuffed about). This is a seriously tasty soup and vegan too. You can make it with mature garlic…

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…

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…

Stir-fried curly kale with chilli and garlic

This is a strangely addictive side dish! I like Kale, although the bunch we had was not amazingly flavoursome – it didn’t stop us wolfing Stir-fried Curly Kale with Chilli and Garlic. Kale is a form of cabbage, it’s very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and rich in calcium. Until the end of the Middle Ages,…