Tag: Vegetables

Meat Free Monday: Mizuna and Tofu Stir-Fry

Meat Free Monday: Mizuna and Tofu Stir-Fry

It’s Meat Free Monday and we’re feeling very healthy. It’s that time of year when we want to give our bodies a rest from all that rich food and reach for the wok. Today we’re cooking with Mizuna. Mizuna has been cultivated in Japan for thousands of years, but probably […]

Meat Free Monday – Creamy Dandelion Soup

Meat Free Monday – Creamy Dandelion Soup

It’s our last Meat Free Monday before Christmas and in the run up to the big day we’re sharing some recipes fit for your holiday table. Today we’re cooking with dandelions, using the whole plant including the petals. Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants from the family Asteraceae. Native […]

Meat Free Monday – Chilled Radish Soup

Meat Free Monday – Chilled Radish Soup

The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, colour and duration of cultivation,because some can sprout from seed to small plant in as little as 3 days. The radish seems to have been one of the first European […]

Meat Free Monday – Wonderbag Vegetable Pottage

Meat Free Monday – Wonderbag Vegetable Pottage

It’s Meat Free Monday and we’re making a soup totally packed with wonderful vegetables. We’re also experimenting for the first time with our latest kitchen gadget. The Wonderbag.  A friend had posted a picture of hers on her facebook page and being the kitchen gadget junkie that I am, I […]

The Raw Truth – Our Raw Adventure

The Raw Truth – Our Raw Adventure

“Nature itself is the best physician.” Hippocrates We’ve been thinking about the food we eat for sometime now. How we can use herbs and spices and particular vegetables, fruits and protein like fish to aid help boost our immune systems, general well-being, energy and most importantly help ease Caro’s MS symptoms. […]

Smallholding Matters – Samphire

Smallholding Matters – Samphire

I am delighted to welcome Karen Nethercott from Samphire to the blog to talk about Samphire, her award winning smallholding in Norfolk which is rearing rare breed pigs and sheep. Ethical farming is at the heart of Samphire and they have been recognised by the RSPCA for our commitment to animal […]

Vegetable Soba Noodle Soup

Vegetable Soba Noodle Soup

It’s meat free Monday and today I’m serving a wonderful palate cleansing vegetable soba noodle soup. I could eat this type of food every day and there is no end to what you can add to it. I have kept it relatively simple so please feel free to add to […]

Soupe Dragon – Bloody Mary Soup

Soupe Dragon – Bloody Mary Soup

I have never made a secret of my passion for a good Bloody Mary. This mighty cocktail is packed full of some of my favourite flavours and not only makes the most delicious drink in the universe, but also a mighty fine soup. The roasted vegetables add an extra layer to the […]

Meat Free Monday – Ratatouille

Meat Free Monday – Ratatouille

The only way to describe ratatouille is simply sunshine in a bowl. I love the vibrant colours and the taste of Provence. The basil and thyme with an accent for fennel contrasting against the sharpness of the sherry vinegar and the sweetness of the peppers and tomatoes make for a […]