Category Archives: Green veg recipes

The Autumn Collection: Fern Verrow’s ruby chard curry

Fern Verrow, for those who don’t know (and I didn’t) is a biodynamic farm in the Black Mountains, in Herefordshire, run by Jane Scotter and Harry Astley. They farm and grow produce all year round, helped by two people for … Continue reading

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Moro’s marrow, or how to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse

The summer, such a lovely warm summer, seems a long time ago as I sit looking out of the window at torrential rain and listening to the thunder. But it is only five weeks since I met my old friend … Continue reading

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Polpo’s runner beans with Pecorino and red onion

Runner beans in my world have, until now, always meant two things: a stringy challenge that is like eating dental floss and a constant reminder of my grandparents’ incredible green-fingeredness. Not a summer went by when we didn’t either eat … Continue reading

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Savoy cabbage and Parmesan soup

There is a moment, about now, when the earth starts to wake up and smell, not in a too-many-dogs-not-enough-flowers way but more in a, well, earthy sort of way. I absolutely love it. I crave light more than warmth so … Continue reading

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Turning cabbage into chou: helping you love your greens

Cabbage. Now what does that word conjure up? A soggy, smelly, unappetising vegetable? Or the trendiest green in the winter food wardrobe? I used to be in the former camp, having been raised on overcooked white cabbage at home and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Fixes: feta-basil crostini and anchovy dressing for green vegetables

My cooking life has, rather unexpectedly, been turned upside down by renovations that don’t even touch the kitchen.  A new bathroom. moving the washing machine and new doors would, in most people’s houses, not even stroke the edges of the … Continue reading

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Friday tapas: homegrown courgette gratin, tortilla and salbitxada

In the Evening Standard last night there was one of those empty-headed ‘filler’ pieces that said that Rafael Nadal is one of the reasons why we’re buying more Spanish wine in the UK. There was no hard evidence that the … Continue reading

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Cauliflower (or broccoli) with bagna cauda and chilli

Yes, yes I know, two posts about cauliflower in a week is too much for anyone. But it’s staring at me from the fridge, it needs eating and, having thrown a rather ridiculously large piece of watermelon away I’m loath … Continue reading

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Three-month fridge defrost and a Riverford broad bean, feta and mint salad

I have banned myself from food shopping this weekend since I still have a ton of ingredients to use up from last week’s ill-advised farmers’ market run. And, as I can no longer see into the ice-box of my fridge, … Continue reading

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Peter Gordon’s broad bean, bacon, chilli and tahini salad/sandwich

Sound odd? Yes, I thought so at first but, well, broad beans and bacon are natural frying-pan fellows, chillis are always good with green veg and tahini is one of those things that I always mean to break out of … Continue reading

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