Aubergine Ragu – Eggplant Ragu – Melanzane a Funghetto
This is a very simple dish, cooked on the hob, in a single pan. Just aubergine, tomatoes and olive oil, simmered slowly to an unctuous silkiness. Absolutely gorgeous just on its own, hot or room temperature. Stir through pasta, top a jacket potato or use as part of a mezze.
Swede Mash (Rutabaga) with ginger, nutmeg and a little cream
This easy swede mash can be used a side or a main course. Make it vegan by using a vegan cream. Swede mash is a common side dish, but this has fresh ginger, generous nutmeg and chilli to add extra flavour and a touch of creaminess.
It tastes really good and may even convert small (or large!) veggie phobes!
Easy No-Knead Focaccia
This vegan focaccia bread is light and fluffy, with a crunchy outside and you can top it with many different things. It goes with almost everything too! It’s a no-knead recipe, so you just need to stir it all together with a spoon and give it a little squish to amalgamate everything.
Wild Garlic Pesto
Easy to make, wild garlic pesto is pungent, delicious and made from wild garlic foraged from the woods, or Allium triquetrum which is what I have growing in my garden.
Broccoli and Lentil Soup
Had some broccoli to use up today, so decided to make some Broccoli and Lentil soup for lunch and a 4p Cheapy Bread Roll with it
Mixed Vegetable Roulade
A vegetarian recipe using cauliflower stalks and pumpkin. Shredded lettuce and egg mayonnaise combine to create a creamy filling wrapped in a savoury sponge.
Books, Herons, Celandine and Tomatoes
I’ve been reading some cracking books lately. It’s my turn to host the u3a book group and my choice was The Reading List
Mackerel Pâté & Crudités
Here’s how I made 4 meals for 2 from 1 x 200g pack of smoked mackerel fillets
Mixed vegetable quiche
A mixed vegetable quiche using everyday veggies with lots of possible variations
Healthier Nutella Alternative
Love Nutella but not so much of a fan of all the sugar in it? Try this home made version and reduce the sugar by 54%!
Cooking Up A Storm, Birthdays and Snow
Had the cookery group round to my house on Tuesday, we meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We have a lot of fun gathered around my kitchen island cooking 3 or 4 recipes each month which participants bear off home in their wicker baskets, just like school cooking...
Matilda and singing
Went to Matilda the musical. What a great show! And I can finally sing again, I’ve missed it so much!