Warm ptitim salad with flower sprouts, asparagus & pine nuts

Warm ptitim salad with flower sprouts, asparagus and pine nuts

Ptitim are something of a staple in our kitchen. These little balls of toasted pasta go by many different names – ptitim, Israeli couscous, giant couscous – and are very similar to mograbieh, fregola, and probably more. They’re easy to cook, tasty and very versatile. We eat them with a …

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Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

Warm Spring vegetable pasta with lemon-herb dressing

It’s my turn to host Pasta Please, excitingly, and in a fit of optimism I picked the theme of Springtime for this month’s event. On the day I decided, the sun was shining, the temperature was definitely climbing, birds were singing, flowers were blooming… Well, that lasted all of five …

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Buckwheat crepes with creamy asparagus, beans & mushrooms

buckwheat crepes with creamy asparagus beans & mushrooms

We recently had a lovely few days in Amsterdam – currently one of two destinations that can be reached from Cambridge International Airport! I must confess that apart from the cheese, we didn’t really experience much in the way of Dutch cuisine, but we did manage to develop a taste for Dutch …

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Griddled asparagus, and other vegetables

Griddling asparagus

I hesitated in writing up this ‘recipe’ because it’s really just a very simple set of instructions for cooking assorted vegetables in a griddle pan. BUT, it’s probably the most popular vegetable dish in our house, and for that reason, I decided to share it with you. The other night …

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Asparagus and oyster mushrooms with lemon-pinenut-pesto spaghetti

spaghetti with lemon-pinenut pesto, asparagus and oyster mushrooms

Oy, what a long and complicated title for what is really a simple, quick and delicious dish! Kipper and I were in town, and I spotted the first of the English asparagus on the market. The season is just starting, and doesn’t last long enough, so I snapped up a …

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Spring vegetable risotto – dairy free

spring vegetable risotto

Ever since we came back from the Country House Shabbat with four bunches of spring onions, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use them up. My Mum said she’d seen a recipe somewhere for a risotto which included, among other things, spring onions. I decided to give …

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