Gazpacho – easy peasy!

This was not what was originally planned for today, but having shared pictures of the Gazpacho that we had this weekend, on Instagram and on my personal Facebook page, I was "inundated" with requests for the recipe.  I hadn't made it for a while because our tomato crop last season was underwhelming.  To say the … Continue reading Gazpacho – easy peasy!

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

This is a warm pasta salad with roasted  peppers, cilantro and ginger - another of my "made-up" dishes.  I had not made it for a while when I saw Jamie's recipe for roasted red pepper and walnut spread. This prompted me to make it again. Ingredients: Sweet bell peppers. I generally use robot peppers as that gives great colour variation, … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Bountiful broad beans

Next to the pea patch, we had a bed of broad beans.  Broad (or fava) beans are another childhood memory:  picking them during a sunny winter afternoon and then shelling them in front of the fire for supper.  We had another bumper crop this year, I am delighted to say, so some are safely stored in … Continue reading Bountiful broad beans

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Feta

After I posted Getting Brave with Brassicas, a couple of people commented that I had not included Brussels Sprouts . In response to the comments came some great suggestions and here's another.  This not only looks delicious but could also be a lovely simple light meal all on its own.  Linda, I look forward to … Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Feta

Sweet peas…Tiger’s chilled minted pea soup

This year we grew peas. So what? There is something almost magical about peas that you pick and shell - to pop into your mouth - in the pea patch.  Little can beat the flavour of those little round orbs as they pop with their unique sweetness. Peas are "up there" as my favourite vegetable.  I remember … Continue reading Sweet peas…Tiger’s chilled minted pea soup