Category Archives: December

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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Beetroot, Coconut, Orange and Pomegranate Soup

For Magali. I know I promised. At last here’s the recipe…. Beetroot,  Coconut, Orange and Pomegranate Soup

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Home made Marshmallows – Elderflower Snow and Vanilla

Here’s my little fluffy cloud marshmallow cutters. Designed by me, beautifully made by Yasemen Hussein in copper. Remember the Elderflower snow I made back in the summer? Well I’m putting it to good use to make light as a cloud Elderflower Marshmallows … Continue reading

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Honeyed Quince and Vanilla Tarte Tatin with Marzipan – Quinces are in…

Today I was tweeted by Sarah Taylor (@happerley50) asking hopefully, if the picture of rolled pastry I had posted on Instagram, was going to be filled with quinces? (me thinks she may have a pile to use up…) It wasn’t, but she … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chicken Spinach Soup

More than a mere soup. This is a main meal. It’s rich, it’s filling, it’s gorgeous. Oh yes and it’s easy…. Lou asked if tofu would work in this for a vegetarian option? Sure does, add it in place of … Continue reading

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Beetroot Coconut Curry

Delish. Now that’s a colour that sings to me on a winters day. With chicken…………………………………….and without chicken………… More beetroot in the veg box, so scrubbed them all and bunged them in the oven. Easy. Then made this simple curry.

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Winter Slaw with Chicken and Mustard Mayo – A veg box special….

I started off with the idea of making a Remoulade. (a simple salad made with raw celeriac, cut into fine matchsticks and mixed with a Dijon flavoured mayo.)  But diverted from the original and just used a grainy mustard, added … Continue reading

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Ribollita – Tuscan Bean Soup with Cavalo Nero

I had Cavalo Nero (Tuscan Black Cabbage) in my veg box this week and remembered my recipe for this classic bean soup from Tuscany. Ribolitta means ‘reboiled’ as it is traditionally made, then reheated, and eaten the next day when … Continue reading

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