no-work vegetables

fennel with parmesan recipe

Fennel with parmesan

I was sitting in the dentist’s waiting room recently and, flicking through a local magazine I came upon an article about the work of Caroline Richardson. I like...
pommes anna recipe

How to Make An Impressive Pommes Anna

“…created during the era of Napoleon III, and named, as were so many culinary triumphs in those days, after one of the grandes cocottes of the period.” Julia C...
courgettes with feta and pecans

Tzatziki-coated Courgettes and Pecans

I’ve crumbled feta into courgettes for years now – sometimes with nuts and sometimes with raisins. Then I found I had some bought tzatziki in the fridge which n...
leek and mustard recipe

Chad’s Leeks and Mustard

It's St David's Day today so it seems appropriate to write a post incorporating leeks, especially since I was very kindly offered some magnificent examples the ...
Chinese aubergines and garlic

Chinese Aubergines with Garlic

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year this month and this is a Chinese dish which brings me particularly happy memories.This is the Chinese name for this ...
pease pudding geordie caviar

Geordie Caviar aka Pease Pudding

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old Some like it hot, some like it cold Some like it in the pot, nine days old ...
cavolo nero and cream recipe

Ham Orientated Cavolo Nero

"This improved form of cabbage is welcomed by many who have hitherto looked with hostility on its homely virtue" Agnes Jekyll, Kitchen Essays  This w...