Category Archives: Vegetables

Marrow, Chilli and Ginger Soup

It’s that time of year again, when run-away courgettes (zucchini), leave gardeners with what most people would consider to be way too many marrows. Indeed, for most people, just one of these ungainly and graceless vegetables would be considered too … Continue reading

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Tomato and Basil Salad

I’ve recently spent a couple of weeks back in Los Angeles, where it was an absolute delight to visit the (Downtown) Santa Monica Farmer’s Market once again (held each week on Wednesday and Saturday). As you might expect at this time … Continue reading

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Pasta with Ricotta, Broad Beans and Mint

Broad beans (also known as fava beans) are in season from April to September, and are excellent in everything from salads to stews. This recipe includes the broad bean in a lovely, summery pasta dish that takes advantage of several … Continue reading

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More Ways With Radishes: A Radish, Mint and Feta Salad / Roasted Radishes with Garlic and Rosemary

In the last few months I’ve posted a couple of blogs about radishes (you can trace them back from here), highlighting their wonderful peppery taste, crisp and crunchy texture, and cheerful blush, which is capable of adding a beautiful shot … Continue reading

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Frittata with Summer Vegetables and Goat’s Cheese

Frittata is an egg-based dish similar in some ways to both omelette and quiche. I actually prefer it to either of these, finding it more enjoyable – and satisfying – to both cook and eat. Cut into slices, it can … Continue reading

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Fish Stew with Chickpeas, Nduja and Sea Spinach

This is a wonderfully simply one-pot dish that is quick to make and tastes great. It can be warm and comforting, but is also light and healthy, making it an ideal supper at any time of the year. I make … Continue reading

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Beetroot Cake with Mascarpone and Raspberries (gluten-free and absolutely amazing)

My obsession with Lily Vanilli’s latest book – Sweet Tooth – seems set to continue (you can explore the trail backwards from here), following my latest attempt at one of her fabulous baked creations. Describing herself as a modern artisan … Continue reading

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Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

It’s been getting warmer here in Los Angeles this week, and with the change in temperature, I’ve begun to feel less like eating soups and stews, and more like making salads and smoothies. Now, I realise that the sun isn’t … Continue reading

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Aubergine, Halloumi and Spinach Parcels

Aubergine – known as eggplant here in the US – is just one of those vegetables (strictly a fruit) that I don’t often cook with. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s also the case that almost every time … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Carrot and Courgette Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I adore carrot cake, and have a long list of tried and tested recipes which proves just that. Interestingly, there is considerable variation between them, and while most produce a cake that is fairly dense and moist, the texture and … Continue reading

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