I was recently informed that fennel roots are edible so I obviously had to try them out. I’ve never experimented with a recipe on camera before (normally I try experimenting a few times without the camera rolling to get it just right)……..so this is a first……..it’s worth watching to the end. Was it gorgeous or did I spit it out? I was shocked.
When you wake up on a chilly morning feeling a bit below par it’s time to make comfort food. Today it’s squash risotto…….ooooh, it is creamy loveliness in a bowl and makes me feel better in an instant. You will need: 1 squash (about 500g or more), 1 large white onion, a few cloves of garlic (to taste), a few sage leaves, 1 cup of risotto rice and one liter of vegetable stock. Have fun and enjoy the scoff.
Soup season is upon us again and this is a lovely one to kick off with…….the beetroot are at their best just now and take center stage in this simple but oh, so tasty soup.
I have been asked on a number of occasions to make a video like this….so here it is……a typical day of what I eat using my garden produce. Of course this is summer…….this day of food would look totally different if it was the middle of winter……..
With courgettes being harvested quicker than they can be eaten it’s time to turn them into something to store for later. This soup is so quick and easy to make (without the cheese for a budget version or for vegans), it tastes gorgeous; rich and creamy and it freezes really well to make a lovely lunch time meal in the depths of winter.
Before the summer garden really starts producing I am still relying on stored produce from last year for the bulk of my meals. This is one of my favourites……so quick and easy to make and oh, so satisfying and tasty……it’s hard to believe that the main ingredients were harvested nearly 10 months ago as they still taste so great. I shall be making up a huge batch of this to feed to friends coming to my flat to watch the final of the football world cup. 🙂
With elderflowers in abundance in our hedgerows at the moment and having a fondness for drinks with bubbles in them I decided it was time to have a go at making my own ‘champagne’. It could not be more simple………waiting to drink it will be the difficult part.
Cooking up a bowl of memories and comfort using veggies from the garden and a recipe learned in a Greek kitchen many years ago……the smell of the thyme as this stew quietly bubbles on the stove transports me to another time and place….
It’s not freezing cold…..but the greyness and the damp make it feel pretty miserable outside. I need soul warming and belly filling food. Using last year’s stored harvests I cook up a big pot of chilli to keep me company during this extended winter.
Once a month on my site we get together to look after the communal parts…….we mow grass, fix fences, tend to trees etc……and eat cake! It is one of the joys of gardening in a communal site.