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...]

Five cracking egg recipes

Our move to Devon last year was followed by the addition of four hens to the family. They were swiftly joined by another three. This means we now have more chickens than people, and rather a lot of eggs to get through. It also means I'm on a permanent mission to find inventive things to do with them.  (The eggs, not the … [Read more...]