Category Archives: Vegetables / Vegetarian

Recipe – Red Wine Glazed Beets

Sweet and earthy, these twice-cooked beets make a wonderful accompaniment to wild game or fowl and the red wine glaze intensifies their color, if you can imagine that. Baking the beets in a sealed parcel first really brings out their … Continue reading

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Recipe – Very Easy Mango Chutney

I love mango chutney and there’s a vast quantity of recipes out there. I like the idea of a chutney that is not only fast and fabulous but one where the sweet mango flavor really stands out and isn’t swamped … Continue reading

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Recipe – Baked Celery with Stilton & Walnuts

When it comes to cooked vegetables, celery is generally overlooked which is a shame because it has a wonderful robust flavor that goes brilliantly with roast meat or fowl  – and the addition of walnuts and Stilton cheese takes it … Continue reading

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Recipe – Sweet Potato, Butternut & Ginger Soup

This warming golden soup is so comforting and very easy to make, especially if you have a blender. It came about as a result of my rummaging in the fridge looking for soup ingredients and this was all I had. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Chickpea and Smoked Tofu Stew with Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes

Many decades ago I spent an entire summer in Ibiza, long before it became popular with the crazy party people. A charming and historic fishing port, it was sleepy and quaint back then and the island had some fabulous under-populated … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mincemeat with Brandy

Mincemeat is a wonderful traditional Christmassy confection and one that if you knew how easy it was to make from scratch, you’d never buy it ready-made again. It’s stuffed with lots of dried fruits, candied citrus peel, nuts and brandy … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mushroom & Barley Soup

This is such a comforting, filling and soothing soup. There are so many versions out there but this is my favorite. In this instance I’ve used organic chicken broth but vegetarians can substitute vegetable or mushroom broth for an equally … Continue reading

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