Need warming this bonfire night…. then make a batch of this spicy soup to sip around the fire. Made with flamed coloured vegetables, fresh ginger and chilli it will certainly turn the heat up the outside. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 15ml (1Tbsp) sunflower oil 1 medium onion 2 carrots 2 parsnips 1 sweet potato ½ a butternut squash 2 large cloves of garlic 30g fresh root … Continue reading Spicy Ginger & Root Vegetable Soup
For me Autumn is the start of the soup season and from now until Spring I will be getting the ladle out every lunch time to enjoy this ‘souper’ way to eat vegetables. A favourite of mine is Minestrone, which is a perfect way to use any leftover fresh pasta – see my last blog. The addition of pancetta is optional, personally I prefer just … Continue reading Minestone Soup
Why not enjoy the last remaining days of sunshine this September by making these delicious Courgette Fritters? They are perfect for using up a glut of this gorgeous vegetable. The recipe is easy to multiply; even so I suggest using a box grater instead of a food processor otherwise the mixture will become too watery. Also make and fry immediately, as the mixture will become too … Continue reading Courgette Fritters
Pissaladière: I am always giddy with excitement when I make this French onion classic. It’s a cross between a tart and a pizza, and absolutely perfect as a starter or a light lunch. An easy canapé too – just cut it into small squares and serve. Voilà! Ingredients: Dough: 250g strong plain flour 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt 2.5ml (½ tsp) sugar 10ml (2 … Continue reading Pissaladière …. how I love to say the name of this!
You will certainly be coming back for a second dip with these two delightful pools of savoury yumminess. Make sure you flip your dipper over to the clean side before you dive in for more. There are a million recipes for each of these already but here are my versions of ‘Hummus’ the chick pea classic and ‘Guacamole’ the cream of avocado. Both are easy … Continue reading Double Dipping…..Hummus & Guacamole