Recipe: Roasted Aubergine and Red Pepper Ciabatta Sandwiches

Lunches have a bit of a reputation for being boring, especially the packed variety. Soggy pre-sliced bread, a sad slice of cheese, maybe the futile crunch of ill-placed cucumber stuffed in a plastic container. No love, no care. And for vegans the picture is even more bleak: maybe hummus and veggies will suffice, but dayContinue reading “Recipe: Roasted Aubergine and Red Pepper Ciabatta Sandwiches”

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: Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pasty

It isn’t quite spring yet, and no matter how many glimpses of sun we get there’s still a lot of rain and cold to come. These Leek and Mushroom Pasties are a great remedy for a wet day, with a light heat from the mustard and black pepper to remind us that warmer days areContinue reading “Recipe: Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pasty”

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”