Quick Kimchi

Post: Kimchi Ingredients: 1 Chinese cabbage 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2.5cm/1in piece ginger, grated 2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce or chilli paste (see below) 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 3 tbsp rice vinegar 8 radishes, coarsely grated 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks or coarsely grated 4 spring onions, finely shredded Method: Slice the cabbage into […]

Queen of Puddings

Post: Queen of Puddings Ingredients: 100g fresh white breadcrumbs (4-5 slices toast-thickness white bread) Finely grated zest 1 lemon 100g caster sugar 400ml full-fat milk 45g (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter 2 large (size 6) eggs, at room temperature 4 Tbsp strawberry or plum jam or conserve Extra caster sugar for dredging Method: Preheat oven to […]

Luscious Spiced Cottage Pie

Post: Of Cottages and Shepherds Ingredients: 1 onion, finely chopped 3 black cardamom pods 2 bay leaves 20g root ginger (peeled weight), 10g of it sliced into fine julienne 3 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tomatoes, quartered 1 tbsp tomato purée, or to taste 2 tsp ground coriander ¼-½ tsp chilli powder, or to taste 1 […]

Sweet Potato Vindaloo

Post: Vindaloo Ingredients: 4 tbs rapeseed oil 6 cloves 1 star anise 20 black peppercorns 8cm cinnamon stick 2 tsp cumin seeds 6 cloves of garlic, crushed 4cm ginger, peeled and grated 5 tbs white wine vinegar ¾ level tbs chilli powder (or to taste) 2 medium onions, finely sliced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp […]

Vegan Walnut Pate

Post: Walnuts Ingredients: 75g walnuts 150ml water 2 tbsp corn starch 2 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (unsweetened) 1/2 tsp miso paste 1/3 tsp garlic powder 1/3 tsp onion powder 1/3 tsp smoked paprika Pepper to taste Method: Add all ingredients to a […]

Rose-hip Soup (Nypon soppa)

Post: A Single Rose can be my Garden Ingredients: 400g (3 cups) dried rosehips 1 1/4 litres (5 cups water 100g (3.5 oz) caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla paste 2 tsp cornflour or potato starch small almond biscuits (mandelbiskvier) or almond flakes/slivers whipped cream, ice cream or crème fraîche Method Blend the flour with a […]

Butternut and Mushroom Pithivier

Post: Pithivier Ingredients 1 whole butternut squash (1kg) olive oil 2 large leeks 1 knob of unsalted butter 2 cloves of garlic 400 g mixed mushrooms 2 teaspoons English mustard 1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley (30g) 120 g blue cheese 2 x 320 g sheets of all-butter puff pastry (cold) 1 large free-range egg […]

Mushroom Chicharrón Tacos

Post: Tacos INGREDIENTS For the Pico de Gallo: 1 large beefsteak tomato, cored and cut into ¼-inch dice 1 large ripe Hass avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 2 jalapeños, stemmed and finely chopped (seeded if desired) ½ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 limes) […]

Dandelion Pumpkin Pesto

Post: Guardian of the Dandelion Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted hulled (green) pumpkin seeds 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1 bunch dandelion greens (about 2 cups, loosely packed) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper, to taste Method: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour […]