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…

Super Seasonal Courgette Fritters

My courgette plants are HUGE!  Right now I can just about crawl beneath the massive leaves to pick off a few courgettes every day.  It’s like entering the Amazon rainforest.  I have four courgette plants, and for those of you who know how prolific the fruit of a courgette plant can be, you’ll know that…

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…

Green Midsummer Pesto (Vegan)

This is my first recipe of the year using home grown produce.  The kale is doing really well – as it always does, and this year I’ve finally been bothered to protect it from the butterflies with some netting. (I really hope they find somewhere else just as lovely to lay their eggs!)  So I’m…

Tipsy Norfolk Fizz (aka Elderflower Champagne)

This is my favourite and most asked about summer creation. This one takes a bit of patience and commitment (well for 2 weeks at least, which is a lot in food terms!) but the results are well worth the wait. This is my so far very successful recipe for Elderflower ‘champagne’, the mild to moderately…

Asparagus Quinoa Salad

Hasn’t June gotten off to the most miserable start – it feels like January – Shhhhh though, the asparagus doesn’t seem to have noticed, and has been abundant in the markets, green grocers and veg boxes for these last few weeks.  I thought it’d be best to simply ignore the rubbish weather, and create an…

Persian Bulgur with Aubergine

This is a momentous day – after more than 2 years sporadic  blogging – I finally include an aubergine recipe on The Noble Aubergine!  Aubergines are not exactly in season in the UK right now, but my veg box delivery has started to include them, probably grown undercover for an early crop, so I’m going…

Roasted Squash Hummus

Squash is still about, these things ripen in the autumn and then are virtually indestructible in storage for several months.  It’s brilliant getting a squash in the veg box, because it will normally become the basis of at least 2 family meals, and depending on the size, maybe other sides and soups along the way……

Toffle! (aka Waffle Tofu) Teriyaki style

Tofu has a funny reputation.  Some people love it, some can’t abide it.  But the most common complaint is about it’s texture.  Creating crispy, firm, chewy tofu is an art, one which up until now I had definitely not perfected.   But then I purchased a waffle iron and started doing some waffle research.  …

Magic Custard Cake

Happy Easter! I am by no means religious, but Easter is one of my favourite times of the year.  Whatever form your spring festival takes, there is growth and new life happening all around.  And what better symbol of all this fertility than the egg.  The garden is in a state of disarray, jobs just started…

Veggie Quinoa Patties

So the Easter holidays are upon us, we’ve spent our first day embarking on the fairly mammoth task of straightening up the garden.  Trying to extend the veggie plot, pressure washing the moss off the greenhouse, digging over the compost heap, and generally moving a lot of soil from some areas of the garden to…