Crunchy Bread Pockets

I hate waste. I've probably said this before. I had a few slices of bread left that had gone a little mouldy on the crusts so I sprang* into action. Cut off the crusts, then rolled them as flat as I could with a rolling pin. Brown bread is surprisingly resilient. Cheap white bread would …

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Cauliflower, parsnip, Jerusalem artichoke and coconut soup

This was one of those soups that came about because I had things I really needed to use up. It was cold and snowy, and I love having a big pot of soup on the stove plipping and pootling away gently. I know that seems like a lot of coconut, but it was a large …

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Warm Salad of Cauliflower, Almonds and Garlic

It was Easter weekend, and I’d been cooking. As ever. I had bits and pieces to use up, so this salad came together as a way of doing so. Now I think I might be buying the ingredients purely to make it again! The almonds are used as a major flavour/texture component here, not just …

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Use It Up: Lebanese 7 Spice Shepherd’s Pie

My husband has been away since last week and, as is usual when he is away, I bought ALL THE VEGETABLES. Cooked vegetables are really not his thing, other than corn, green beans, peas, potatoes and carrots. (He likes raw veggies, and almost all salads.) I, on the other hand, eat pretty much all vegetables, …

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Cookwitch’s ‘How To Buy A Good Cauliflower’ guide

Or 'An Excuse to Post a Photo or Two.'The leaves of a cauliflower are its protection. They grow curled around the head and keep it shaded. The more white a cauliflower, the longer the leaves have been left on to protect it while it grows. This also helps to keep the flavour in. When you …

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