I love beetroots,especially roasted or in soup. In fact roast beetroot soup is just brilliant,super tasty and very easy to make. I just had some for lunch so I thought I’d share my recipe.
What you need (makes enough for 6 as a light lunch):
1kg of uncooked beetroots
2 large floury potatoes
2 medium onions (chopped)
1 litre of stock (I used the simmering liquid from a gammon a cooked the day before)
rapeseed or sunflower oil
What you do:
1. Wear rubber gloves or you’ll end up with beetroot stained hands!
2. Top,tail and peel [...]
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I like experimenting with bread recipes and I’ve got to a pretty perfect burger bun that is also great for breakfast bacon baps.
Recently we spotted some REAL hot dogs sausages from Unearthed and decided to give them a go. And so began a quest to find a good hot dog bun recipe.
Asking about on twitter led me to some recipes from Dan Lepard,Hawksmoor and also some tips from twitter friend Josordoni. I was aiming for soft but quite densely chewy and no sweetness.
After reading around and peering in the fridge to see wht was to hand [...]
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Last year when everyone was making marmalade with seville oranges I bought a couple of bags from the supermarket thinking I’d join in the fun.
Then I remembered that the last batch I made had lasted about 10 years as I don’t really eat marmalade that often.
So I wondered if there were any more savoury recipes…I’m a fan of chutney and pickles and started thinking along those lines. I couldn’t find any specific recipes and several people I asked were unsure if it would work.
After a bit of juggling ideas I decided to give it a go and [...]
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One of the great things about working,in my day job,with people who make lovely food is that I get to taste it and also get to be a part of thinking about new products and new recipes.
What could be better?
So when the team at Peters Yard were getting together for our 2013 planning day I thought I’d try an idea I’d been toying with for some time.
Chocolate dipped crispbread. Yes really.
Now Peters Yard are no ordinary crispbread. They are made to an artisan Swedish recipe with sourdough starter and simple ingredients. The taste [...]
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A few weeks ago there was a knock at the door on Saturday afternoon….who could it be? Too late for the postman,no guests expected….I sent lovely husband to find out,just in case it was a salesperson ;o
It was the next door neighbour with a plastic tub and a piece of paper and muttering something about Herman…..husband,I believe,looked bemused so she said ‘give it to Linda she will know what Herman is’and thrust the box and paper into his hands.
And so it came to pass that we were the recipients of a Herman the [...]
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Barbecue food has always created a bit of a debate in this house. I like it but Ian claims he’s not much a of a fan…I think this has more to do with the faff of lighting the barbecue than the food. Suffice to say the last time we used the barbecue was 2 years ago.
But everyone,just everyone,keeps going on about ‘proper’barbecue and I’ve been watching too much Food Network recently and I decided we had to learn to barbecue. A recent visit form a good friend who likes to experiment with smoky barbecue flavours and [...]
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You might remember that I used to write a monthly blog for Francoise Murat Design about season British food. Well,Francoise has had the blog redesigned and its now called Rendez-vous Deco &Jardin,it looks lovely and I’m please to say I’m back doing my monthly feature.
My first piece was on how versatile brassicas are in the kitchen are and how useful they can be in in the lean vegetable months before the UK growing season gets into swing.
You can read the article here,its packed with ideas on how to use brassicas from spicy to [...]
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