Category Archives: Starters

Studio E2 this week – A veg box catch up.

One whopping long post…catch up time….. …….So I’m at the end of last weeks veg box, and I’ve friggin got my Organic Wick order in too late for this week. Bummer. But!…. I’ve had a good week playing with the last … Continue reading

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Veg Box No.19 Organic Wick – Early April

Last Saturday, if you follow me on instagram you’ll know, I picked up my first Organic Wick veg box in about a year.     …..and this was in my ‘small fruit box’ and ‘medium veg box’ this week…   … Continue reading

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Beetroot Caviar

Yesterday this recipe of mine was printed in the new ‘Cook’ magazine in The Guardian. It’s bloody good…. Beetroot Caviar ……..a re-post Easy peasy. A brilliant and gorgeous, magenta puree.

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Smoked Haddock, Mushroom, Pea and Cabbage Chowder

I like chowder, and I do a mean one with smoked haddock and leeks, with herring roe spooned on top. But I had mushrooms, cabbage, peas and bacon to use up. So here it is. A filling delicious soup, that … Continue reading

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Field Mushroom Soup – Sweet, silky in texture, rich in flavour and deep charcoal in colour.

I’d been given a pile of field mushrooms and they needed using, so I made a huge pot of soup. This serves between 8-10 people, but I’m mostly going to freeze it in portions. (adding the milk only once defrosted) Sweet, … Continue reading

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Five-Spice Rillettes with Fancy Pants Toast

Another dish from the master recipe for Pot-Roast Pork Belly that I originally posted. I have included the full recipe here, so you don’t have to go to and fro. You will use about 450 g of the cooked meat to … Continue reading

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Chilled Walnut Cucumber and Grape Soup

Chilled Walnut Cucumber and Grape Soup    The thought of a chilled soup always makes me a bit twitchy, but I am usually pleasantly surprised. This one is a very lovely soup recipe I based on the Spanish, White Gazpacho … Continue reading

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Pea and Avocado Puree with Basil and Lemon

A summery dip to serve at a barbecue…….or as a puree for a starter……or spread on little bits of toast for bruschetta to serve with drinks……or served with grilled fish….   Pea and Avocado Puree with Basil and Lemon

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