Tag: Seasonal

Wild Garlic Pesto

  There’s such an abundance of wild garlic around at the moment, it’s lovely to see it and it also makes a great free addition to spring meals in the form of pesto. Easy to make from store cupboard ingredients, it goes so well with pasta or withanything else that takes your fancy.   Ingredients:…


Sweetcorn Chowder style soup

This is a fabulously warming soup for an autumn day. I’ve called it a chowder style soup because a traditional chowder has a creamy base, but I find that a bit too rich. I find the potato gives it a lovely creamy texture and so it doesn’t need the dairy element, but feel free to add…


Golden Vegetable Soup

This is a great way of getting your vegetable intake up. The turmeric and nutmeg add a lovely flavour- feel free to leave the parsley out if you don’t like it. On that note, flat leaf parsley has a much milder flavour than curly leaf and is a good way to get used to the taste….


Fig & Feta Salad

    This recipe was whipped from a Waitrose magazine that my mum gave me, I’ve altered it very slightly to serve 4 people. It’s a gorgeous seasonal recipe making the most of the figs that are currently in the shops. It makes a fantastic lunch or a light supper, and looks very impressive on…


Roast Squash, Spinach & Goats Cheese Lasagne

This is a beautiful autumn dish. It works best with autumn squash, although butternut can be used but it gives a slightly sweeter flavour. The goats cheese is optional for those who don’t like it.   Ingredients 2 autumn squash (not butternut) – approximately grapefruit size Rapeseed oil 500g washed spinach 1 tbsp butter whole…


Plum Frangipane Tart

  This is a gorgeous seasonal recipe which can be adapted for all year round by using whatever firm fruit is seasonal, or even tinned fruit such as apricots or pears. The original recipe was by Mary Berry which I have adapted slightly. Ingredients: For the pastry: 175g plain flour 75g cold butter, cubed 25g…


Tandoori Aubergine with Tomato & Coriander Rice

    I originally found this recipe on the Hello Fresh website but as it isn’t there any more I’m going to share it with a you as it was just too darned tasty to keep to myself. It was ridiculously filling – in fact we couldn’t eat the whole lot and ended up keeping…


Strawberry Cinnamon Torte

This  is quite possibly the simplest dessert I have ever baked, and it always behaves really well which is a bonus. It’s a great baking cupboard standby, and works just as well with frozen fruit in the winter months. It makes a lovely light, crumbly cake with a fruity jammy layer in the middle. Serve…


Apple Roses

  I’ve been meaning to try making these for ages and they didn’t disappoint when I finally got round to them at the weekend. They make a lovely little sweet bite with a cup of coffee, or an equally good dessert if you serve two or three warm with a lovely big scoop of clotted…