Ingredient Archives: Wild Garlic

charred squid pasta

Charred Squid, Tomatoes, Capers, Pasta

In terms of flavour per dollar squid is tough to beat. It’s often one of the cheapest things at the fishmonger, and if you can get it fresh it’s super. Even frozen it’s pretty damn good. And squid loves the flavours I love: smoke, tomatoes, rosemary, capers, ginger, garlic, lemon and white wine. Pick two […]

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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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minced wild garlic

Minced Wild Garlic — instant emerald goodness

I have never had to chop a sauce before, so there’s a first time for everything. It started innocuously enough with a call to my sister on the Isle of Wight. I was telling her about my gift of foraged goodies from Tama Matsuoka Wong and how I had a big ziploc bag of wild […]

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steamed lamb with cous cous

Lamb shoulder, wild garlic, mint —A treat for Easter or Passover

  Easter lunch at the Barnes & Hoggetts Sr. household means roast lamb. Every year my father wreaks havoc in the kitchen as he uses every pan available to make his signature (and one of my favourite) dishes. The combination of lamb and garlic is set off by that most traditional of British condiments: mint […]

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