Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

At this time of year where late summer drifts into early autumn and warm, sunny afternoons are punctuated by misty mornings and a slight chill in the air I find myself feeling very happy and content with my lot. I’m looking forward to snuggly winter which will bring a family wedding, my birthday and, hopefully, a finished kitchen. But I’m jumping ahead; there’s so much to enjoy in these harvest months. The squirrels I can see from the window are busy scampering about preparing for winter. Veggie boxes are brimming with goodies and the hedgerows are laden with hazelnuts, sloes and blackberries which I need to hurry up and pick before the Devil spits on them on the 29th!

(more…)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Otherwise known as pasta with garlic, oil and chilli or dinner for when there’s nothing in the fridge. Not that you should wait until the larder’s bare to make this quick-fire supper. This is the epitome of how Italian food makes the most of basic ingredients: the sum is so much more than the individual components. (more…)

Read Full Post »

I suspect this harvest of late tomatoes is my garden’s last hurrah as it dies down for winter. I’m holding out for a few more warm, sunny days to ripen some of the abundant green tomatoes before I start thinking about making chutney and hopefully we’ll have a few pickings from the rainbow chard from the window box. This year was such a mish mash of buying young plants and growing from seed that I’ve forgotten which varieties I have. There are certainly some small Marmandes and Gardener’s Delight, maybe a Shirely or two, but I’ve no idea what the little yellow ones are. They certainly look pretty sitting on my worktop. (more…)

Read Full Post »

Lots of the food blogs I like to read use wonderfully evocative titles that sum up the atmosphere or inspiration for a post. Unfortunately I’m not so much of the creative ilk so for consistency’s sake I stick to the recipe name. Otherwise this post would have been called something along the lines of “Memories of summers passed”. With that said, you can probably tell that this recipe is the result me pining for childhood summers spent camping in France and one particular holiday in beautiful Jersey.

(more…)

Read Full Post »