jerusalem artichoke soup

One vegetable that I love to eat, but find almost impossible to buy in the shops here is the Jerusalem Artichoke, or fartichokes as my children call them before dissolving into hysterics (they do given you a windy tummy)! For the last two years I’ve grown these at the back of my raised bed and…

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pam’s piccalilli (from River Cottage)

In time for Christmas every year Michelle makes piccalilli. Her family love it, my family love it and our friend Laura’s Dad stops Michelle is the street to ask when his jar will be ready! It is not certain where Piccalilli originates, it is said to be the English interpretation of Indian pickles, which I…

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vegetable curry – experimenting with home grown veg

Those of you who know me will be well aware that I love my garden; Garden by name, Garden by nature! I’ve played about with vegetables in the past but this year I got serious, setting up 3 beds so that I can practice proper crop rotation. Then came the decision what to plant? I’ve…

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potato, chickpea & kale curry, a touch of spice

Anyone who knows me will know I love spiced food. This is not something I grew up eating as my own mother cannot bear heat in her food, nor is it attributable to my time working overseas as my love of all things spicy happened years before that. No my love of spice comes from…

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grilled halloumi & vegetable stack, a vegetarian lunch

Very often recipes spin around in my head for weeks before they actually come to anything. I taste something I like and it triggers my imagination … this was one of those occassions. I was vegetarian for many years before I went back to eating meat again. I believe its the years spent as a…

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