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,…

Nigel Slater’s Mixed Tomato Chutney

It’s autumn in Manchester and I’ve got a bundle of green tomatoes looking beautiful on the vine. What to do? I’m going to attempt chutney with guidance from Nigel Slater. 900g tomatoes, mixed green and red 350g onions 90g raisins 250g light muscovado sugar (I mixed my cupboard store of soft brown sugar and dark muscovado) 1…

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…

Veg box 28th June 2012

Look at that lovely box! 2 x Globe artichokes 2 x Red peppers Tomatoes Courgettes Carrots Red lettuce Beautify bunch of basil Related articles Veg Box of the Week – 28 June (fromapriltotable.wordpress.com)

Home grown: the journey

For all those who are regular visitors to this blog, you’ll have noticed we’ve changed the look of the blog. We felt the blog works better if readers can see a number of recipes and posts on the front page and then can click in to that particular recipe. If anyone has any difficulties with…

Aubergine Parmigiana

Here is a Jamie Oliver recipe, not totally in season, we had a couple of courgettes (in season) and aubergine to use. • 3 large firm aubergines • olive oil • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped • 1/2 a bulb of spring garlic, if you can get it, or 1 clove of regular garlic,…

Ottolenghi’s Chickpea, tomato and bread soup

This soup is soooo tasty and heartwarming, i’d highly recommend anyone to make it. It takes just under an hour to make and could be spread out as lunch over a few days. I made the pesto from scratch and used mixed nuts as I didn’t have any pine-nuts and I replaced the parmesan with a chunk…