Food Recipes

Crab apple jelly

Crab apple jelly

Crab apples may be small and quite tart to the bite, but when cooked their juice becomes a vintage rose pink with a wonderful fragrance and a tart finish. These little apples are perfect for preserving because of their high pectin levels.

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Sweet and tart pantry staple

Once you have tasted a good balsamic vinegar, dark glossy brown, intense, sweet, tart and fragrant, your pantry will never be without it.

Winter vegetable hotpot

Winter vegetable hotpot

Using up bits and bobs in the garden and fridge can surprise you when creating a meal. Combining root vegetables, pulses and a warming sauce is not only comforting to eat but great on the pocket!

Apple and honey cake

Apple and honey cake

Apple and honey cake Serves 8-10

Kitchen a place to banish winter

Kitchen a place to banish winter

I love a good frost as much as the next person, and, holy moly, we have had a few humdingers lately.

Cauliflower pickle

Cauliflower pickle

This recipe is one I adapted from the old-fashioned pickle named chow chow. I have spiced it up with a combination of mustard, cumin and celery seeds to liven up a classic.

Ask a chef: The Good Earth Cafe's organic coleslaw

Ask a chef: The Good Earth Cafe's organic coleslaw

Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.

Potato and celeriac gnocchi

Potato and celeriac gnocchi

Pure comfort food but with the addition of refreshing celeriac. It could be served with a hearty tomato sauce or as I have done, fried lightly with sage and garlic.

Kale and quinoa salad

Kale and quinoa salad

The combination of two super healthy ingredients with a punchy dressing is the perfect winter pick-me-up.

Beef olives, creamy mash and apple fool

Beef olives, creamy mash and apple fool

The classics never tire and this one I remember fondly in my childhood as I could never quite understand why they were called ''beef olives'' when we never had olives in them! But I do remember how moist and delicious they were, with the bonus of a parcel of stuffing inside.

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