Garlic & parmesan roasted vegetables – beans, carrots, romanesco

garlic & parmesan roasted vegetables - carrots, beans and cauliflower

Roasted vegetables? Yes please. I must admit to being a little obsessed with this method of cooking all manner of veggies. (As evidenced by this recipe, this one, this one here, and countless others.) The thing is, it makes them taste AMAZING. Just a glug of oil and a hot…

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Spinach artichoke pesto (and spaghetti)

Spaghetti with spinach artichoke pesto.

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy getting an organic vegetable box every week. This week we got a bag of lovely leafy spinach, and I ummed and aahed for ages trying to decide what to make with it. In the end, having a basil plant sitting on the…

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Purple sprouting broccoli ‘carbonara’

Purple sprouting broccoli carbonara

We live in Cambridge, but both my and DH’s parents live in the North West, so we find ourselves heading up the motorway with reasonable frequency. And, as a result, we have developed something of a familiarity with the various rest stops and service stations en route. Many of them…

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Gnocchi with cavolo nero and cream

Gnocchi with cavolo nero and cream

We occasionally get cavolo nero in our organic vegetable box and I’m never very good at coming up with ideas to use it. More often than not it just ends up steamed or sautéed and served as a (boring) side vegetable, and the bunch that was languishing in the fridge…

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Cauliflower with anchovy and garlic

cauliflower with anchovy, garlic, parmesan and pasta.

Kipper was dancing round the kitchen, singing, “ANCHOVIES! YUMMY ANCHOVIES!” This is normal behaviour for a pre-schooler, right? She was certainly very enthusiastic about this dish, although both she and DH thought that there weren’t enough “YUMMY ANCHOVIES” in it. We had to intervene to stop her eating them whole,…

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