If I could resist harvesting my fennel bulbs, they would have babies, slim fennel-ettes would start forming that I could pluck out leaving the plant to continue growing and forming more of the same. But I can’t, of course.
Sizzling and bubbling … utterly impossible to resist.
Colour, crunch and good taste, and good for you. Yep, you can pig out on a tray of baked vegetables.
Sort out the riddle: witloof, endive, chicory …
Once you get ginger and spices cooking you’ll have everyone sniffing the air!
The only trick here is to cook the yellow peppers slowly, so they exude sweetness and soften to the same texture as the pasta.
A handy little salsa to add a juicy sweet hot bite to your meals – try it spooned into the hollows of halved avocados.
More. More. Give me MORE!
Punchy heat in fire-engine red in the form of a spicy tomato dal – dig in!
Crank up the oven and get these roasting … best treatment for parsnips ever!
Rev up your midweek meals with a spicy fish curry.
This is a big mamma of a baked pasta dish, perfect for those times when you need to feed a crowd.
I make these in a slow cooker, but you could cook them slowly in a deep heavy-based casserole. Oh, and these are exquisite by the way.
tener, succulent lamb – and how to make it go further!
Slow-cooked lamb shoulder that falls apart with a fork and spoon. Gorgeous!
Add a salty tang to your next dish of slow-cooked lamb with a quick preserved lemon pickle.
Sharp, banging flavour, adds a punch to roasted, grilled or barbecued meats.
Mac ‘n Cheese – so many versions, so many disappointments. This is the only one you need. This is the ULTIMATE Mac ‘n Cheese!
Fat noodles with a creamy artichoke sauce topped with crispy sage leaves … sounds good to me!
Time to chase away winter blues and spice things up!
Spicy and warming, Ilaria’s got just the thing for cold nights!
Beetroot adds such a shock of colour to a table set with nibbles and drinks. Bring it on!
Candy-coloured beetroot will turn heads at your next gathering.
You have to admit these look pretty cute, all bright and shiny. Go on, give them a go! Cheap, abundant and oh so good for you.
Mince is your midweek friend. Spice it up! Serve it up! Gobble it up!
Cute as a button, for times when you are dining solo, or enjoying supper for two.