Spring Nicoise Salad

This spring nicoise salad is a way of celebrating the bright yellow of early spring. The bitterness of Radicchio Variegato di Castelfranco, the crisp freshness of cucumber, the soft richness of boiled eggs and the bite of capers and anchovies all combine to make a lovely light lunch. Serves 1 Ingredients 2 eggs bitter leaves (I used Radicchio Variegato […]

Sprouted quinoa falafel

Apparently sprouting grains makes them easier to digest and allows their nutrients to be more easily absorbed. Apparently quinoa has superpowers. So that means these sprouted quinoa falafel have super powerful superpowers. The earthy heat of the cumin and coriander bring out the nuttiness of the sprouted quinoa and the fresh coriander, lemon and carrot give […]

Oat and Walnut Banoffee Cake

This banoffee cake is a wholesome banana loaf, flavoured with honey and yogurt, covered with a rich toffee sauce. I love how much texture there is in this cake, with the oats, chunks of walnut and roughly pureed ripe banana. The gentle spicing of the nutmeg in the banana loaf and subtle hint of rum […]

Winter Vegetable Minestrone

I wanted to make this winter vegetable minestrone to welcome my mom home from hospital as a bowl of soup always feels like the most nourishing and welcome thing when you’re not feeling one hundred percent. I also wanted to celebrate the vegetables that are available in the depths of midwinter so added parsnips to […]

Bramley Apple Curd

My grandma has a huge apple tree in her garden which produces a copious amount of gnarled but delicious cooking apples. Every time we visit her, she seems to produce another bag of apples and I really enjoy coming up with new ways of using them. My mum is a massive fan of lemon curd so […]

Griddled Peach, Pea and Mozzarella salad

This griddled peach, pea and mozzarella salad is a wonderful celebration of the height of summer. The sweetness of home grown peas is brought out by the sweetness of ripe peach. Charring the slices of peach on a cast iron griddle gives them a slightly more savoury flavour and the milky saltiness of the mozzarella […]

Spiced potato and spinach frittata

Sometimes, all that you want is a reassuringly creamy egg and something crisp to dip it into. This spiced potato and spinach frittata contrasts comfortingly yielding egg with golden roast potatoes, earthy spices and iron rich spinach. Nigel Slater’s Eat is proving to be a wonderful source of inspiration. This recipe was inspired by his Potatoes with […]

Freekeh salad

This freekeh salad has a very satisfying nutty flavour, as well as all the cooling freshness you’d want on a hot summer’s day. Freekeh is a cereal crop, middle eastern in origin, which can be used much like rice. I opted for using cracked freekeh for this salad but it is also available whole, which […]

Goats cheese and spinach frittata

This goats cheese and spinach frittata is great for a lazy late spring evening. It comes together in minutes, allowing you to get back outside to enjoy the last bit of sunshine. Based on Nigel Slater’s goats cheese and spinach frittata, this recipe is incredibly simple. When you’re using just three ingredients, it seems only […]

Almond cake with rhubarb

As spring comes to a close, a slice of almond cake with a little poached rhubarb seems like the perfect way to celebrate the end of the rhubarb session. I made this almond cake almost a month ago and served it alongside forced rhubarb, which cooked down to a beautiful jewel pink. It would work […]

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