I always used to love apple sauce with a roast dinner but these days I find it a bit boring when it’s apple and nothing else. Last night I was struggling to think of something to liven up some organic pork and invented a more interesting (IMHO) version that contains three of the best gut-friendly foods on the planet – four, if you count the prebiotic impact of extra virgin olive oil. It’s also incredibly simple and can be made in 10 minutes flat. This is a vegetable dish in it’s own right – not just a condiment.Continue reading
This is a recipe I make all the time but always forget to photograph. It’s incredibly quick and impressively tasty. I remembered my camera today so I can finally share it. This is definitely a dish that takes minimum effort and delivers maximum impact; it’s also endlessly versatile, depending on what’s in the fridge. Continue reading
I’ve been a Riverford customer for ever, or so it seems. My account tells me I’ve ordered from them 273 times (22.75 years of weekly orders) which means I placed my first order shortly after my diagnosis of breast cancer. They’ve been an important part of my drive to stay healthy: never more so than the way they’ve managed to keep all their customers supplied with fresh vegetables during the coronavirus lockdown. This weekend they added some Easter roasting joints to their website and I chose an organic duck. With only two of us for lunch on Easter Day, I ended up with much more meat than we could eat so I will be using it in various creative ways over the next few days. Tonight’s dinner was delicious!
I needed an uber-simple but ultra-healthy supper last night. Hubby was going to yoga (very impressive) and I was very tired. Fish and broccoli was the plan, but how to make it delicious as well as speedy? Here’s what I did: Continue reading
When the weather is skorchio I love to spend half an hour in the cool of the kitchen before the heat gets going – pottering round and preparing something nice for supper. This morning, I was going to make my tried and tested stuffed peppers recipe when I spotted some prosciutto in the fridge and decided to experiment with a variation on a theme. Continue reading
This one’s more of a tip than a recipe. When I was racking my brains for good low carb nibble just recently I spied a jar of Brindisa garlic cloves in the fridge that were a bit neglected and a new nibble idea took shape. Continue reading
Yesterday, I invited a few people for supper to celebrate a friend’s recovery from a rather horrible health scare. I had been planning to cook a fish tagine but, typical me, ended up at the last minute changing my mind. It was such a beautiful day that I decided I wasn’t in the mood for the deep, earthy flavours of Morocco and wanted something lighter and more zingy to match the mood of impending Spring. Too late to find a recipe, I ended up rooting in the fridge and putting this together and it turned out to be seriously delicious. Continue reading
Not everyone likes them, in fact a lot of people don’t, as I was reminded on Saturday evening when I served a large dish of fresh broad beans at supper with friends. Whoops!
My long-standing friend with a long-standing dislike of the most unloved bean was polite enough to try them – and then ask for more! I decided it was a recipe that needed sharing, being not only delicious but also very simple. Continue reading
I love it when the wild garlic arrives in my Riverford box, the smell reminds me of childhood country walks, and the flavour is so much fresher and lighter than bulb garlic. Continue reading
I’ve written before about mid-week entertaining. It’s one of the great benefits of working from home, but I still like to get everything ready before the work day starts so that if anything happens to delay things at the end of the day, I’m still on track for a hassle-free evening with friends. Continue reading