Month: October 2012

Recipe Book – Spicy Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

Recipe Book – Spicy Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

When I used to think about meatballs, I thought of the animated trattoria in ‘Lady and The Tramp’ and the iconic piece of celluloid where the two sweethearts share a bowl of meatballs and spaghetti and then I remember I an obsession with tinned Campbell’s Meatballs, that makes me completely cringe […]

Bake Off -Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Bake Off -Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s All Hallows Eve on the blog and a spiced pumpkin pancake treat to celebrate the Celtic festival of Samhain, where the ‘door’ to the ‘other world’ opens and the souls of the dead, faeries and other creatures return once more to their homes. In celtic folklore feasts were created to […]

Soupe Dragon -Celery and Stilton ( With Port)

Soupe Dragon -Celery and Stilton ( With Port)

I love celery, I love its crunchiness, its flavour, it’s refreshing and cleansing properties and it’s ability to marry up with all things salty, my favourite being Marmite. Yes, yes, I know, you either love it or hate it, but it’s an example of how amazingly well celery works with […]

Recipe Book – Cassoulet de Languedoc

Recipe Book – Cassoulet de Languedoc

Cassoulet is one of my favourite comfort foods and one of the things I love most about this dish is that there are so many variations on the original recipe.People have handed down their family recipes for generations and so it’s almost impossible to pin point the definitive recipe except […]

Meat Free Monday – Three Bean Goulash

Meat Free Monday – Three Bean Goulash

From the minute I smell paprika permeating the air and watch the vegetables in this Goulash take on the colours of the season, I think of warming, comforting food, out of the cold damp air bowl food, rich in texture,colour and flavour waiting to be devoured with a large hunk […]

Kitchen Garden Recipe – Microgreens

Kitchen Garden Recipe – Microgreens

On Thursday London Herb Garden looked at Microgreens, easy to grow packed full of nutrition and not simply used to make a plate look pretty, although they do. So let’s recap briefly, Microgreens are seedlings produced mainly from vegetables and herbs and the most commonly grown varieties include Chard, Beetroot, Radish, […]