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…

Butternut Squash Barlotto

This is an old classic, nothing too new-fangled and inventive here – but this recipe can be easily veganized if you don’t want to eat dairy, and at no cost to the flavour either. I like to use barley, instead of or alongside the arborio rice. Partly because it’s a UK crop, I think that…

The Staff Of Life.

My whistle stop tour of the basics brings me to bread.  Bread moves in and out of vogue each season, one day we’re being told its the staple of a healthy Mediterranean diet, the next we’re told it’s a wheat, gluten and yeast laden evil which will make us bloated/lethargic/fat/depressed.  Bread might well be suffering…