Yotam Ottolenghi’s lentils, radicchio and walnuts with honey

I’ve grown radicchio on the farm, here’s a tasty recipe in which you cook the radicchio. 200g puy lentils 2 bay leaves 100g manuka honey (i used local honey) ¼ tsp flaked chilli ½ tsp ground turmeric Salt and black pepper About 1 tsp water 3 tbsp red-wine vinegar 90ml olive oil 100g walnuts ½…

Ottolenghi’s Balilah (Palestinian chickpea salad)

200g dried chickpeas 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 60g chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 1 large lemon 3 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 ts salt and freshly ground black pepper Soak those chickpeas overnight with the bicarb then cook for 60-90 mins in boiling water, drain. Top and…

Ottolenghi’s Spicy Carrot Salad

6 large carrots, peeled (about 700g in total) 3 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, finely chopped (300g in total) 2 tbsp harissa 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, freshly ground 1/2 tsp sugar 3 tbsp cider vinegar 30g rocket leaves salt Place carrots in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring…

Ottolenghi’s Mixed Bean Salad

This is seriously yummy. Find it at Guardian online. 280g yellow beans 280g french beans, trimmed (i doubled these as i couldn’t find yellow beans) 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into 0.5cm strips 2½ tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp extra 50g capers, rinsed and patted dry 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced  1 tsp cumin seeds …

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,…

GYO Potatoes 2013

At Hulme Community Garden Centre’s Heritage Potato Day, we bought Salad Blue, Charlotte, Orla and Valor potatoes to grow. Following the success of last years potato growing, I’m starting a little earlier. Charlotte potatoes are incredibly popular, being a salad potato (waxy) with a full flavour. Charlotte can be planted out early between February and March for harvest in June….

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,…