green meals

green meals

Fusilletti pesto (below) and the other picture showing, fiochetti with rainbow chard, cucumber, tuna, lemon and red onion. During the summer months I have the opportunity to reduce my trips to the green grocer. With basil, cucumbers, zucchini, dwarf beans,…

Risotto di Estate

Risotto di Estate

I feel so rich when I have a bounty of greens in the garden. I feel so loving, lofty and vivacious when basil bursts forth from the edge of the garden bed. And a soundtrack, with a melodious, monumental symphony, floats…

Cicory features next

Cicory features next

I am using my lettuce for all sorts of meals. This rice, cicory and bechamel sauce dish with the addition of whipped eggs is baked and served. Add grated zest of lemon and nutmeg to the bechamel sauce for a…

Broad beans

Broad beans

In the past few weeks the humble broad bean has decorated our meals. I made broad bean mustered rice balls, fried and golden. Broad bean and cicory salad with fried egg for breakfast. Broad bean dip with anchovy’s on sourdough…

Broadbean sagra

Broadbean sagra

It is time to feature broad beans in my kitchen. With a rich harvest I am committed to cooking broad beans with every meal. And while for some this might sound like a dire situation, for me the challenge of…

Polenta

Polenta

In summer, winter, in autumn or spring, polenta delicious, delicious I eat.

Risotto Verde e Bianco

Risotto Verde e Bianco

There is never a time when I look inside the fridge and think “there is nothing to eat”.  As long as there is one vegetable in the fridge then I know that a visit to the garden will make that…

Chick Sheikh

Chick Sheikh

The heavy meals and comfort foods of winter sometimes need to be put on the back burner for something a little lighter and refreshing. For me at present it’s a Moroccan Soup Bar inspired dish. Olive oil is heated, a…

Flat Pancetta

Flat Pancetta

In the winter months, I like to purchase Flat Pancetta. Sliced very, very thinly at the Delicatessen, and fried for a mere minute or less, tossed in this case with Flat European beans from our garden and a very easy…