Does black barley sound like it has been charred or smoked? Has it? Nope. It’s barley pretty well in its natural state with just the outer skin removed.
There’s a bit of action with pots and pans required for this dish, but it’s pretty easy to do none-the-less.
Cooking pears in a slow cooker produces a perfect result – you’ll never go back to poaching pears once you try it.
When that cold wind blows, reach for the soup pot!
Comfort food in a bowl – barley pilaff is great with a roast chicken, but it’s also pretty good on its own!
A sprinkle of spicy chorizo crumb gives Ilaria’s soup a bit of oomph!
Try this on a chilly night – it’ll warm you down to your boots!
Easy peel mandarins are the perfect snack anytime.
When you get bored with Brussels sprouts, turn them into a salad. This is delicious, I kid you not.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Not here! Something much more exciting!
Whoa, steady on! This is rich, as in old-fashioned Frenchified rich, dripping with cream.
Crisp, crunchy, nutty, tangy, all the elements to excite your palate before a fancy-pants dinner.
Get stuffing – PUMPKINS!
Fries! We go back a long way. You could say I know a good one when I eat one.
Yeah, grey day, soup, Bob and Noble, just going to rock it.
A dedication to the town of Amatrice and her people.
Throw some Spanish piquillo peppers or char-grilled bell pepper, black olives and a smattering of orange zest on top of this casserole and things become wildly exotic!
This is one of those OHMYGOD! cakes – simply sensational!!!
Meltingly tender, richly flavoured, perfect for chilly days.
Get your groove on with this chicken mamma – it’s so amazing!
Skinny green stems never tasted so good.
White wine keeps the interior of these potatoes nice and fluffy, but the outsides develop a good golden crunch. Pretty good, yep.
Peas in a soup? Yeah! Thick, warming, intriguing … oh, and speedy, and requiring little more than a bag of frozen peas and a few spices. This was so popular last week, I’ve kept it up for another blast!
Way to go – jazz up a tray bake with sizzled haloumi and a tangy dressing
Pears are often overlooked for novel or exotic fruit and I reckon it’s because we’ve lost the art of ripening them and we’re eating them hard.
Pillowy mash with little salty nuggets of bacon – go on, make it, you know you want some!