Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? Yes, when Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals in quick succession. By Shabbat lunchtime I just want to have a glass of mint tea and maybe a cracker, …

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Baked barley risotto with butternut squash

Easy to assemble, this barley risotto bakes to comforting perfection. An ideal warming family meal on a cold winter's day. Vegan & parve.

This time of year demands big, warming bowls of comforting deliciousness. Or at least, it does if you’re anything like me. I can’t be the only person who feels permanently cold from about October through till March, can I? To make matters worse, our central heating boiler recently packed up, …

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Mushroom, spinach & barley bake

mushroom, spinach & barley bake with cheese & tomato topping

Another week, another meal required to cook itself. I really must find Kipper some extra-curricular activities that don’t take place in the hour before dinner time. Perhaps because of the weather, I’d had a yearning for barley. It’s so yummy and warming and wintery. I wasn’t entirely sure how I could …

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Butter-braised carrots and garlic with barley

butter-braised carrots and garlic with barley risotto - warming and delicious!

We have a small vegetable bed in our back garden, and in the summer we grow our own tomatoes, beans, courgettes, cucumbers and assorted other vegetables and herbs. It’s quite fun, they taste amazing, and Kipper enjoys mucking about in the soil, watering the plants, and of course picking and …

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