Ingredient Archives: Kale

Roasted Squash and roots with Miso Harissa Dressing

Roast Squash and Roots with Miso Harissa Dressing

Our last meal was a pickled herring with stamppot and was perfect for one of those gloomy late-fall days that is cold, grey and damp. This on the other hand is the food equivalent of leaf peeping colourfulness and dry crisp days with blue skies. It’s a warm salad of roasted Delicata squash, celeriac, turnips […]

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light baked pasta

Baked Pasta —A light version with Yoghurt, Squash, Kale and Feta

This week I have visitors and so I wanted to start with a dish that I think is a perfect meal to greet people (not so) fresh off a long transatlantic flight. Feeding people who have just arrived after a long journey is a tricky affair. You want to welcome them into your home with […]

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duck soup with barley

Duck Soup with Barley, Sweet Potato and Kale

  As the seasons change and the nights draw in I don’t get sad for the loss of the heat of summer. I will certainly miss the range of fresh ingredients on offer, but that is more than offset by the ability to use heat again in the kitchen without battling with my air conditioning. […]

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sweet pepper risotto

Sweet Pepper Risotto with Goat’s cheese; bonus Kale Salad

After having been away for a couple of weeks there is a distinct change from high summer to late summer in both weather and produce. As an Englishman I am very pleased the heat has tempered somewhat; as a cook I feel I can use the stove and oven a little more, and as someone […]

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mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto for springtime

When I picked up my produce at the market this week, I knew I wanted to make a mushroom risotto as part of the weekly menu. What I didn’t know is what the weather was going to be like on the day I made it. Fast forward to today and it’s great spring weather. As […]

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Dashi — making it, and a couple of simple uses

Dashi — making it, and a couple of simple uses

I have always had a great fondness for japanese cuisine; it’s combination of simplicity in presentation and depth of flavour to bring out the best in fresh produce. Whether it’s the simple grilling of a Robatayaki or the warming oily depth of ramen (like this, not like this), there is just something so cleansingly right about the […]

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Porgy prepared and ready to be baked

Porgy Baked with Green Garlic, Rosemary, Chilli and Sake

 The first meal of the weekly menu  from the Gentleman Grocer’s haul has to go to the fresh porgy. As soon as the purchases were packed away he set about  making this dish. The mild fish responds well to stronger flavours, and baking is a great way to soften the bones so that the flesh […]

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