Roasted carrots with fresh ginger and orange

Roasted carrots with orange & ginger

I do love roast vegetables.  They are a regular feature on our dinner table – roasted carrots, beetroots, parsnips, butternut squash and pumpkin in the autumn and winter, and then aubergines, courgettes (zucchini), peppers, shallots and more in the summer. They are so simple to make, and so delicious! Roasting…

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Summer salad with grilled vegetables & black olive dressing

chargrilled vegetable salad with black olive dressing

Layers of char-grilled vegetables, salad leaves, crunchy cucumber & juicy tomatoes are drizzled with black-olive dressing for a simple & delicious side-dish. Despite being mostly vegetarian, we barbecue A LOT during the summer. Why wouldn’t you?! Everything tastes wonderful, we get to eat our dinner in the garden, and it…

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Crispy potato roses – a truly gorgeous side-dish

Tutorial: how to make potato roses. The most beautiful thing you can make with a potato. These gorgeous potato roses add a touch of glamour or romance to any plate. Simple, but impressive!

These have to be among the most beautiful things I’ve ever made, and I’m 100% sure they’re the most beautiful thing I’ve created using potatoes. They were almost too gorgeous to eat. Great edible blossoms adorning the plate. Even Kipper thought they looked, “Soooo pretty, Mummy!” They are based on…

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Helzel potatoes – a childhood favourite

helzel potatoes

Soft, fluffy, savoury potatoes baked under a layer of delicious helzel. This comforting winter recipe is a great accompaniment to almost anything! Apparently, I was mistaken about Spring’s arrival. It’s gone back to being FREEZING, and the wind seems to have come here from somewhere in the arctic. I actually…

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