Mixed Beans Salad

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

Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup

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

Yum! Festival of Food and Drink 2014 (part 1)

  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)

Friday Focus: Lettuce

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

The goodness of colours.

**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.