On the menu – Couscous Salad

Friday Above is Couscous Salad with Herbs and Walnuts from River Cottage Veg Everyday. It was nicer than I had imagined it to be (not normally that much of a fan of giant couscous).

On the menu – spelt salad

Sunday This is Spelt Salad with Squash and Fennel from River Cottage Veg Everyday and it was really nice. The veg just right and garlicky and cheesy and lemony. I will make again and I’m not even that keen, normally, on fennel.

On the menu – aubergine parmigiana

Friday This is Aubergine Parmigiana from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday and it took ages to make (although actual hands on labour was not that intensive). The result was nice and I enjoyed the welcome pottering in the kitchen but I don’t really live a making aubergine parmigiana lifestyle, so other than the other portion I’ve…

On the menu – adapted pasties

Thursday These are heavily adapted from the Swede and Potato Pasties recipe in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday book. I’m not the most massive fan of swede, although it’s edible but I’d much rather have something else. Also, although I did think about making the prescribed rough puff, I didn’t have the post work energy, so…

On the menu – pasta, a really nice aubergine salad and some soup

Friday I have a rapidly growing teenager who drinks so much milk and juice, we could do with a cow and an orchard in our back garden. She will also, without fail, request pasta, with frequent regularity. She wanted pasta again tonight and I was low on sauce ingredients but we pretty much always have…

My favourite cookbooks of 2017 (not necessarily published this year)

I’ve fallen in love with four cookbooks this year – For sheer want to cook everything-ness, there’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Much More Veg and pretty much everything I tried was delicious. I think that it’s great that it’s also vegan. The Art of the Larder by Claire Thomson, definitely wins the title of best cookbook for recipes I…