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Tom Hunt - The Natural Cook

Tom Hunt – The Natural Cook

  Tom Hunt is a cook with a difference. He not only champions wild, local and seasonal food and but also embraces unwanted & unappreciated ingredients.  I met Tom at the Brunel Museum when I attended his Christmas Forgotten Feast, a campaign Tom created working on projects throughout the UK, to revive our cooking heritage and help reduce food waste. In the unique setting […]

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65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

A vegetarian barbecue is a lot of fun. and with many meat-free options available there is no need for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians to feel left behind. If the prospect of a big cookout feels a bit daunting just follow these simple rules: Keep it simple: instead of mixing too many cuisines, stick to 1 […]

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Seasonal Food What to Eat in July

Seasonal Food – What to Eat in July

This is now officially Summer with its cornucopia of fruits and vegetables! There is so much coming into season, I really love this time of the year. At home, this is the time we tend to eat a lot of Mediterranean inspired dishes fragranced with herbs such as thyme or rosemary. I am also gearing […]

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Wise Owl Tea

Wise Owl Tea – Around The World In a Teacup

I was really looking forward to receiving samples from Wise Owl Tea to review. The whole philosophy of the company of creating tea inspired by far away places certainly appeals to my adventurous spirit. While my backpacking days are on hold for now (until my kids can carry their own backpacks anyway) I quite fancy the […]

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Seasonal Food – What To Eat in June

Seasonal Food – What To Eat in June

  June is of course the season of British strawberries and sadly the last we see of British asparagus. Our bursting salad garden has been relocated on the roof top of the kitchen extension away from snails and slugs. I have also added to our herb garden some delicious new varieties including Moroccan Mint, Black Mint, Lemon […]

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40 recipes to use overripe bananas

40 Recipes To Use Overripe Bananas

Overripe bananas make the perfect ingredient for vegan cakes as they bind the batter so well you do not have to use eggs. You’ll find more ideas for baking with egg substitutes here. They are not only more flavoursome but are also easier to digest than unripe bananas as the high starch content changes to sugar during […]

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How to Cook Asparagus

How To Cook Asparagus

British asparagus are only in season for a very short time (this year from April 23rd to June 21st). Delicious and versatile, asparagus can make the simplest of meal (blanched and drizzled with oil) or an elaborate dish paired with mushrooms, cheese or other ingredients. Green asparagus are the most common in the UK, but […]

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what to eat in may

Seasonal Food – What To Eat in May

May is a great month to get outside and get busy in the garden. Our urban veg patch has been filled up last weekend with a Rocket Garden Vegetable Garden. Now we just have to keep foxes, slugs and snails out of it! I also finally got to re-organise my overgrowing herb garden (and make space for […]

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a Vegetarian Easter Sunday Lunch Menu

A Vegetarian Easter Sunday Lunch Menu

This year again, there will be no traditional leg of lamb on our Easter table. We stopped eating lamb as a family ever since our son declared “he did not want to eat baby animals”. We could not really argue and felt guilty not to have come to this conclusion earlier. Inspired by Diana Henry’s […]

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Seasonal Food - What to Eat in April

Seasonal Food – What to Eat in April

British Summer Time  is here, bulbs are flowering and the temperature is getting warmer. After a long and wet Winter, Spring has finally arrived! The first British asparagus are making their appearance. They have a short season so make sure you make the best of it. Seasonal favourites also include watercress, spinach, broccoli. What to […]

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