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…

Avocado Pasta

My youngest daughter loves avocado in all its forms, my eldest is more selective, and prefers hers mashed with salt and lime juice and served on a beany chilli… Either way, I thought I was onto a winner with this pasta dish, linguine and creamy avocado, how could I go wrong? But sadly, my first…

One Pot Wonder

I’ve seen lots of these one pot recipes flying around the internet, and tonight I became intrigued enough (and desperate enough for a quick easy dinner with very limited ingredients!) to give one a go.  As always, stealing the best parts of the recipe, using what I have in the house, and adding my own…

Homage to the Cauliflower

I have had a turbulent history with this vegetable.  For many years I could either take or leave cauliflower, I didn’t find it in any way offensive, but neither did I find it in any way interesting.  It was something else to fill a plate, mainly on a Sunday and covered in gravy. Then I fell…

Minestrone

As far as I can tell minestrone soup has no definitive recipe, but takes advantage of seasonal vegetables and a richly flavoured broth.  Many recipes call for a dark beef broth, or the addition of thin strips of fried bacon, to create that salty savoury depth. However, I’ve kept this very simple and vegetarian, and…