Sun-dried courgette recipe

Summer is definitely here - and so are the courgettes.  The only difficult thing about growing them can be knowing what to do with them.  While they are great fried, they  can sometimes end up on the soggy or oily side.  Today - inspired by the heatwave and an old Italian cookery book I found in a charity shop, I came up with … [Read more...]

For the love of purple sprouting broccoli just eat it!

The star of the this year's plot is definitely the purple sprouting broccoli. To be fair, it's only April and there's not much competition - the kale is finished, the leeks are nearly over, and nothing else is ready. But that's fine, because I'm loving this magnificent psb (see, I've even got the lingo!)    It's ridiculous … [Read more...]

Amazing fat-free autumn apple cake

Was there ever a more dubious sounding recipe than fat-free cake? A recipe more likely to end in disappointment or disaster? Like trying to convince a carnivore that tofu tastes like steak. Yet, believe it or not, it turns out there really is such a thing as having your cake and eating it - and you need to try it! I can … [Read more...]

You say spaghetti, I say courgetti

Summer seems to have bunked off early this year. Autumn has arrived ahead of schedule. Fortunately, the allotment courgettes don't seem to have noticed and are as prolific as ever. Which means only one thing: we're all sick off ratatouille. Having resisted the whole spiralising thing until now, I decided to give it a whirl … [Read more...]

How to make kale crisps (and not get all pretentious about it)

I've never been a massive fan of kale - and particularly the clean-eating adulation that surrounds it.  Honestly, I've never been tempted to make a smoothie out of a brassica (although I did once make one out of a placenta, but that's another story and I wouldn't really recommend that either.) Anyway, this I year I decided to … [Read more...]