Is it too early to talk about fresh, colourful, summer salads? I hope not, even though this easy salad would not be out of place on a barbeque table or at a picnic. It requires minimal prep and is ready in no time at all. The inspiration for it came from this tin of mixed… Continue reading Mixed Beans Salad
It’s May, practically summer so I have made you a salad! This lunch-for-one is inspired by a salad I had at Leaf on Bold Street in Liverpool, a friendly café housed in a gorgeous building which, once upon a time, used to be a tea room, a cinema and more recently a clothes shop. Do… Continue reading The Leaf-Inspired Salad
It is autumn. Days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting lower and I have dug my big winter coat out of my wardrobe. This can only mean one thing… It is soup season! I love being able to prepare a big pot of soup; not only is it warming and comforting, but it also keeps… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup
The Yum! Festival of Food and Drink took place in Hull on the 7th, 8thand 9th of August. It was a showcase of local and regional food and drink producers, with stalls ranging from cheeses, breads, olives, honey and much, much more. And, as well as all those local goodies, there were many stalls… Continue reading Yum! Festival of Food and Drink 2014 (part 1)
In honour of my most successful crop this year, this week’s blog will focus on the humble lettuce. I am very fortunate to have an allotment and to be able to grow my own vegetables – not always successfully, I must admit, but I am learning all the time J Before the allotment, I even… Continue reading Friday Focus: Lettuce
Another one of my “can’t-be-without” ingredients, I call eggs “the ultimate fast food.” They are an excellent source of B vitamins, zinc, iron and phospholipids (fats required for cell membrane and a healthy brain.) They are one of the few non-meat sources of vitamin A, which supports vision; vitamin D needed for strong… Continue reading Friday Focus: Eggs
**Disclaimer: the content below is for information only. Please make sure to contact your general practitioner if you are worried about your health or are planning to change your diet.** We all know the importance of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, but did you know that the different colours of our vegetables… Continue reading The goodness of colours.