Pumpkin soup

Ingredients 1/2 fennel, chopped⁠ 1 leek, sliced⁠ 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped⁠ 2 cloves of garlic, chopped⁠ olive oil⁠ 1/2 tsp smoked chilli flakes⁠ 300 ml vegetable stock⁠ Salt and pepper⁠ Pumpkin seeds⁠ Double cream⁠ Aleppo pepper⁠ ⁠ Method Add a splash of olive oil to a large saucepan, and set on a moderate…

Pickled vegetables

Pickling liquor 300 ml cider vinegar (I use Belazu Co) 300 ml water 60 g caster sugar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon coriander Optional extras: Sprig of lemon verbena, orange zest, dill fronds, green chilli. Vegetables 500 g mixed vegetables (cucumber, shallots, carrot, radish, cauliflower, kohlrabi,…

Macarons

My recipe for macarons, with some hints and tips to guide you through making these feisty little treats, and to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Baba ganoush

Smokey aubergine dip, perfect with flatbreads

Chargrilled asparagus with broad beans, peas, buffalo mozzarella and lemon

Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus spears 300 g fresh peas* (or frozen equivalent) 500 g fresh broad beans* (or frozen equivalent) 4 radishes, sliced thinly 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice Buffalo mozzarella (4-8 small balls, or 1 large ball, torn into pieces) Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt flakes and fresh ground black pepper…