Category Archives: Winter vegetables

Roasted cauliflower and hazelnut salad

I love a winter salad; I particularly love a winter salad that makes the most of a vegetable that was once, at least in the UK, only known for its affinity with cheese but, these days, is very much lauded beyond … Continue reading

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St John’s creamed spinach, aka my LBD vegetable

Yes, it may seem like vegetables have taken over this blog but I have been waiting ALL summer for the weather and light to change so that I can post this. Now that it has I can’t wait any longer.

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Polpetto’s kale with almonds and shallots

If there is such a thing as the restaurant or restaurateur of the ‘moment’ in London then Polpo, and particularly Russell Norman, must be it. Right now, not only are they opening new branches and a new pub but Mr … Continue reading

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Winter tabbouleh recipe, via Moro and me

Living in N7 can be a mixed blessing. You can, for example, buy the above haul of vegetables for less than £9. However, you may have to dodge the people shopping in wet pink slippers to do so. But I … Continue reading

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An inspired cauliflower ‘steak’

Cauliflower is not exactly the sexiest or trendiest of vegetables. Every gastropub worth their coarse sea salt has kale, celeriac and, ugh, beetroot on its menu but the humble cauli is not yet that popular. Personally, I love the way … Continue reading

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The £15 week: sausage ragu with thyme and caramelised onion mash

After Monday’s post I had a Facebook exchange with a friend about how to eat better for less. I mentioned to him that I’d been spending about £15 per week on food, even though I’m staying in, and therefore cooking … 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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