May 2021: Aubergines

Is spring finally here? Perhaps the endless lockdown days of 2020 made it seem so much warmer in April/May, but it’s been so cold lately it hardly feels like spring has sprung at all. Thick soups and stodgy pies have lingered in this extended winter, the idea of fresh salads or dare I say barbecuesContinue reading “May 2021: Aubergines”

Recipe: Leek Spaghetti in a Creamy Kale Sauce

In keeping with the pasta theme, this creamy leek spaghetti brings you all the richness of a traditional carbonara, without all the very un-vegan additions of parmesan, guanciale and egg. Obviously I am very reluctant to call this a carbonara, as I know there are a lot of purists on the matter. I daren’t sayContinue reading “Recipe: Leek Spaghetti in a Creamy Kale Sauce”

March 2021: Leeks

Though my Grandma is always adamant that spring only really starts after the 21st of March, I do find myself searching for those early signs of the changing seasons. The lengthening of the days, the small spattering of crocuses and daffodils, the reappearance of green where for so long there has been grey. The seedsContinue reading “March 2021: Leeks”

February 2021: Carrots

Root vegetables are an absolute staple in the winter, and so where better to kick off ‘Veg of the Month’ than the humble carrot. Usually bright orange in colour (though varieties of yellow, black and purple all exist), carrots can be found in countless dishes and bakes. They’re versatile in texture, from completely crunchy rawContinue reading “February 2021: Carrots”