Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Sourdough

This has to be a foolproof recipe to a good sourdough loaf. Found via Guardian. I used a plastic proving basket to get the ring effect and added sunflower seeds at the bottom, this might need some revision as the seeds came loose from the bread easily. Made with Shipton Mill Sunflower and Wheat Flour,…

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Sweet Sorrel Tart

Sorrel can difficult to use in bulk and when cooked it turns an unattractive murky colour. Thankfully, as Hugh says, the tart requires a load of sorrel which meant the allotment’s overgrown plants got a good trim. This is a dessert and it turned out beautifully – it’s really an egg custard tart with sorrel…

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…

Cabbage and Kohlrabi Salad

This is my favorite use of kohlrabi, last time I made it I didn’t actually use cabbage or cherries, grated the kohlrabi and halved the dressing. I’m posting this recipe for  ‏@ancientnmodern. You can find it on page 99 of Yotam Ottolenghi‘s Plenty. 1 medium kohlrabi (240g) 1/2 white cabbage (240g) large bunch of dill,…

Aubergine Parmigiana – River Cottage

I was visiting my sister and my mum up in Scotland the weekend just gone. To my joy they had remembered that I am vegetarian and bought me a couple of aubergines. I had a quick look in the fridge to see what I could make and flicked through one of my sister’s cookbooks, River…

What to do with brussels…

What to do with brussels… alas I have full bag of brussel sprouts waiting for me in the fridge. Usually I serve these stir-fried with walnuts or chessnuts which is a little boring. In my search for something different, I came across Good Food’s Brussels with hazelnuts and brown butter. This sounds like a great…

Beetroot + Chocolate = Brownies!

RiverCottage do a wicked Chocolate and Beetroot Brownie recipe having now tried and tested it out for the first time yesterday. I totally love RiverCottage and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and find their recipes consistant. Beetroot is easy to grow and use, I even like the stained red hands one is left with. My father cooks and eats…