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,…

Courgette, Feta, Broad Bean & Mint Flatbreads

We are overwhelmed with courgettes! From our veg box and from our friend, Farida’s allotment.  We are certainly not complaining – it just means we need to find more inventive and tasty ways to use up the plentiful courgette supply and share the love back out by re-posting our efforts (don’t get high on your…

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…

Delia’s Black Bean Soup

I used dried turtle beans for this tasty soup by Delia Smith. Very simple and very hearty. I made it vegetarian by leaving out the pancetta and replacing the chicken stock with vegetable stock. I don’t have a blender and didn’t use crème fraîche so the soup looks different in the picture above, and probably…

Balthazar onion soup gratinée

Onions are all around, I’ve got a good batch of onions grown from set in my cold frame and plenty in my fridge. Reading through the Observer’s Food Magazine last week I came across Balthazar onion soup gratinée. Its a rich soup, which is mildly onion-y and the port is simply inspired. Ingredients Olive oil…

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…