Category Archives: Spring vegetable recipes

Making Vegetables Sexy: Riverford’s Vegetable App

There has been a lot of chat about vegetarian-only cookery books recently, partly inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s newest offering but also resulting from the financial and ethical requirements of our age: properly bred meat is expensive and who has £14 … Continue reading

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Summer’s end: roasting the tomato glut

Apparently this has been the coolest UK summer since 1993 though, weren’t we lucky, even if it was wetter than 2010 it wasn’t as wet as 2007, 2008 or 2009…I am not yet in socks every day, nor is the … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi’s grilled mackerel with pesto and courgettes

Doesn’t that mackerel look astonishing? It was such a beautiful lilac pink that it seemed a shame to cook it but, well, needs must when the stomach grumbles. I saw this recipe on the Guardian’s site at the weekend and … Continue reading

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Last of the summer salads: new potato, bacon and parsley

There are ten days of August left and, though it’s not my favourite month, it is still summer. So I am going to spend these almost-two-weeks squeezing in as many warm weather flavours as I can find. First, a hot new … 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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Gazpacho days

Sod the leftovers and the defrosting. Today is going to be one of the hottest days of the year and it is therefore one of the very few worthy of gazpacho. I love this stuff, and not because I’m a … 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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