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In Season | July

cauliflower soup

JULY | Warm and filling … Our long-ago ancestors, living in caves as many of them did, used to retain extra fat on their bodies in winter. This was nature’s way of insulating them against the colder weather and also protecting them from a scarcity of food.

In this day and age, in this country, where most of us have access to heat on tap and plenty of food, it’s hard to sustain the argument that we need to lay down fat for the winter. But boy, nature is a hard force to argue with. There’s something compelling and ancient about the idea of huddling in the warmth and filling up on hearty, satisfying food.

This month I am drawn to beautiful root vegetables, slow roasted garlic, medicinal and delicious ginger and lemon, and warm winter puddings.

In season - July - carrots

July | vegetables & herbs

June  | fruit

NEW Recipes

raw apricot balls DessertsRecipes
July 16, 2018

Raw Apricot Balls

Raw Apricot Balls Makes 12 balls Prep time = 15 mins Raw Apricot Balls | these will store for several weeks in the fridge in an airtight container. (more…)
Spaghetti with mussels and chilli Fish & SeafoodPastaRecipes
July 16, 2018

Spaghetti with mussels and chilli

Spaghetti with mussels and chilli Serves 4 Prep time = 15 mins Cooking time = 15 mins Spaghetti with mussels and chilli | serve to the middle of the table in the pan with…
beef bourguignon BeefRecipes
July 16, 2018

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon Serves 6 Prep time = 30 mins Cooking time = 2.5 hours Beef Bourguignon | If you can’t buy pearl or pickling onions, buy the smallest brown onions you can find, peel and halve. If…
Falafel RecipesVegetables
February 26, 2018

Falafel

Falafel Makes 14 Falafel | hot, freshly made falafel are one of the great joys. Eat them in a wrap with hommous and tabouleh, or enjoy them as part of…
Flourless chocolate cake CakesRecipes
February 26, 2018

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake Serves 12 Prep time = 20 mins Cooking time = 45 mins Flourless chocolate cake | this cake is dense, moist and delicious with a delicate, almost meringue-like crust. (more…)
Beef Wellington BeefRecipes
February 26, 2018

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington Serves 4 Prep time = 45 mins Cooking time = 35 mins Beef Wellington | this classic never grows old. If you want to make your own rough puff pastry go ahead,…
Massaman Beef BeefRecipes
February 26, 2018

Massaman Beef

Massaman Beef Serves 4 Prep + Cooking time = 2.5 hours Massaman Beef | This is quite a spicy version of this soft, rich curry. For a milder version reduce the curry paste.…
Burning noodles with prawns Fish & SeafoodRecipes
February 25, 2018

Burning noodles with prawns

Burning noodles with prawns Serves 4 Prep time = 15 mins Cooking time = 15 mins Burning noodles with prawns | this recipe includes a garnish of crispy fried garlic which is generally available…
Sri Lankan chicken curry ChickenRecipes
February 25, 2018

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Serves 4-6 Prep time = 20 minutes Cooking time = 45 minutes Sri Lankan chicken curry | the flavour in this easy-to-make curry is provided by a mixture…