One of the joys of shopping at the farmers market is that you can pick up some of the more unusual looking varietals of food we’re used to. This week we have some fun colours to play with in our roundup of seasonal produce.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Another 90º day here and I refuse to add any heat to the house. I woke up this morning with an urge to make the best Greek Salad I could muster. Little did I know this would lead me on a six train (as opposed to the number six train) odyssey.
For tonight’s dinner I had a couple of troublesome vegetables to work with. Some veg, like a sweet pepper, some tender asparagus or a rich creamy eggplant are a delight to work with; needing not much work to develop really interesting flavours. Not so the cauliflower. It’s quite a gentle vegetable and needs some prompting. […]
The hotter it gets out, the simpler I want my cooking to be as a general rule. That certainly doesn’t mean I want to skimp on flavours, not at all. Rather, I want the amount of effort to get the food on the table, and the amount of effort clearing up to be as little […]
There is something a little unfair about roasted vegetables. Unfair in a good way that is. Given how little time you need to spend in the kitchen you are rewarded with a sweet caramelised concentration of flavours wholly out of proportion to effort. And they are wonderfully flexible too.
After yesterday’s Crispy Pan Roast Chicken using chicken thighs and legs, I want to do something quite gentle with the breast (and lets face it, breasts should be treated gently). I also have some wonderfully fresh beans to play with so I’m decided to make a nice salad of saffron chicken with some chard fresh picked […]
Sweet Strawberries from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm, wonderful dark eggplants from 9J and a lovely little bird to play with this weeks’ roundup of seasonal produce from the market.