This little article in the Independent caught my eye a few weeks ago Tips with everything: Chefs reveal their craftiest kitchen tricks. There was a theme threaded through the tips of salt and the skill of seasoning food perfectly. The variation in the attitudes of different chefs interviewed to using salt and other seasoning techniques was fascinating and got me thinking … Read the full post
I’ve travelled just enough to know that here in the UK we don’t get sent the best fruit. I’m not blaming anyone – if you have the sun it’s reasonble that you also get the pick of the fruit. But I’ve seen enough Mediterranean markets to know that we get sent second pickings. I wouldn’t bother – our homegrown … Read the full post
Roasted beets with feta & cumin
I bought some large, slightly potholed beetroots at our local farmers market and made this BBC Good Food recipe for Roasted Beets with Feta and Cumin with them. The cumin is wonderful with the earthy beetroot and the little caramelised, crusty pieces of feta make the dish.
Chickpeas centre stage
The Kitchn had an inspiring … Read the full post
For three years in a row I have tried to grow my own brussels sprout ‘rubine’, the beautiful crimson flecked cousin of the common green brussel, and for three years I have failed. Brussels sprouts need care, love and attention right from sowing the seeds in March, through planting out the baby brassicas in early summer (protecting them from our … Read the full post