I have just bought my seed potatoes. I bought first earlies ‘Foremost’, second earlies ‘Charlotte’ and some main crop ‘Pink Fir Apple’. I have put them in seed trays and placed in athe greenhouse to encourage the chits, the shoots to start growing. We had a tip via Facebook about putting the potatoes in moist compost. This is…
A light salad of warm cauliflower & chickpeas coated in an mix of spices. For a more filling dish, serve with couscous or hot pitta bread.
• 1 head cauliflower broken into florets
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 2 tsp fennel seeds
• 2 tsp cumin seed
• ½ tsp ground cinnamon
• 3 tbsp olive oil…
It’s always a great idea to have a pesto recipe on hand should you need to whip up a tasty pasta dish in a hurry.
• 50g (2oz) basil
• 30g (1oz) pine nuts, toasted
• 30g (1oz) parmesan, or similar vegetarian hard cheese, freshly grated
• 3 cloves garlic, crushed
• 85ml (3fl oz) olive oil
This is a simple supper dish that is quick to prepare and is full of flavour.
• 1 kg (2 lb) potatoes, peeled and halved
• 2 large leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
• 200ml (7fl oz) milk
• Extra virgin olive oil
• 4 smoked mackerel fillets
• ½ lemon, zest of
1. Cook the potatoes in…
Aromatic and full of strong garlic, this dal is a great comfort food, and easy to whip up too.
• 250g (9oz) chana dal (yellow dried split peas)
• 8-10 garlic cloves, peeled and slightly crushed
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tsp mustard seeds
• 1 green chilli
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• 1 pinch…
A variation of the classic ‘Cheese on Toast’, this green twist is filling and packed with flavour.
• 50g (2oz) butter
• 3 medium leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
• 4 thick slices of sourdough
• 100g (3.5oz) mature cheddar, grated
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a…
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