Greek Green Beans

This is such a simple and beautiful dish, inspired by the simple beautiful food of Greece.  I have visited quite a few of the Greek islands during my years before children and have enjoyed similar dishes to this, slow cooked, tender, tangy and rich. This is an excellent way to make good use of a…

Easy Beany Dip

  There is a reason why this post looks similar to my last one… it makes good use of that Green Midsummer Pesto and creates a versatile dip/spread/sauce to use however your imagination decides.  My blogging has been slack recently; the sun is out, work has been crazy, the garden has been demanding (and so…

Feel the Pulse

Pulses really are the answer to world peace.  True fact. My love affair with pulses started about 10 years ago when I was eating very little meat and on the verge of coming out of the closet as a vegetarian.  We now eat pulses virtually every day.  I put lentils in everything… and beans in…

Paprika Stew with Dumplings

This is a failsafe basic dinner.  I wasn’t going to blog it because I thought it’d be too simple and dare I say ‘boring’ to be of any interest to anyone, but just because we eat this virtually every week during the winter, doesn’t mean to say that everyone does; and it would be rude…

Veggie Cobbler

A cobbler is an old fashioned English dish, containing some sort of stewed fruits or vegetables topped with sweet or savoury scones. This is a savoury version with herbed scones and a medley of seasonal veg and beans; and it has recently become a fortnightly staple in our house.  It is brilliantly versatile, quick to…

Not Baked Beans

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Technically it was Bonfire Night last night, but tonight was our local event, a large bonfire, some loud fireworks and late to bed for the small ones.  This is our yearly commemoration of the failure…

Vaguely Nigerian Stew

This was a quick store cupboard dinner, its taken from a very vaguely remembered Madhur Jaffrey recipe, but with no time to check ingredients, everything was hastily thrown in the slow cooker.  I do hope Madhur Jaffrey would not be disappointed.  We needed to rush out and would be back late so a self cooking dinner was…

Beans Glorious Beans.

        It’s a frosty morning, and a cold day puts me in the mind for hot food.  As I’ve been holding off creating this blog for so long I’ve got lots of basics I want to impart, and I’m hogging the only (barely!) working computer in the house to get this down….