Veg Box 6/9/16

This week I didn’t technically order a veg box, but I did order some fruit and veg, and it did come in a box. Due to the plans I have this week, and the veg still in my fridge, I won’t need much. So we received: carrots cabbage rainbow chard apples pears oranges and bananas….

Rest of the week

The rest of the week featured noodles and asian greens, lots of avocado on home-made bread, biscuits (cookies) of two types, and some yummy fennel and tomato pasta sauce, made with vegetables donated by a friend of a friend (Thanks Peter!).

Kale and pumpkin gnocchi

This recipe is going to be very approximate. You are forewarned. I like kale. I don’t love it, I don’t have any kaleā„¢ merchanidse, I don’t feel the need to have pictures of kale on my clothes, and I don’t eat it in smoothies (partly because it tastes grassy, and partly because too much raw…

Carrot-curry noodle soup

I am aware that carrots are good for me, and I like them well-enough, but they;ve never been my favourite to cook with. I don’t know if it’s because I was ruined for all future carrotage as a child by my mum’s honey carrots, or if it’s because I like to make pretty food, and…

VegBox August 30 2016

I still have some vegetables left over from last week’s box, so I ordered a smaller box than usual. It also gave me a chance to try the new Asian Veg Box that CERES stared offering this week. In it I found: Ginger Chillies Pak Choi Bok Choy Brocollini Squash Lime Mushrooms Carrots Onions Snow…

Brioche

On the weekend I decided to treat my partner to a fancy, frenchy meal at home for being such a fabbo guy. I went to town on it, and made 5 courses of yum, including: Brioche and walnut pate Autumn harvest soup Jerusalem artichoke puree with sauteed mushrooms Nut loaf, Brussels sprouts and blueberry, pomegranate…

Vegan Savoury Shapes

Today I’m supposed to be packing and cleaning, so naturally I procrastibaked instead. I was trying to come up with some interesting snacks for the big road trip, and decided to try my hand at some savoury biscuits. I’ve been making a lot of Italian christmas biscuits lately (little twists and rings flavoured with fennel…

Time for a change

Hi there! Things have been pretty dead around here lately, and I thought I should drop in and tell you why. Since going back to work full time I haven’t had nearly enough time to research all the fabulous recipes I’d like to, and I’m no longer the main cook or grocery-shopper in our little…

Versatile Blogger Award

So it seems that while I was away (from the blog) A Girl and Her Thumb nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks Jo! I’m feeling particularly undeserving, given I haven’t been here for months and months, but I’ll play alongšŸ™‚ The rules of the award are that I must now divulge 7 mildly…

White pudding, deconstructed.

When I read the description of white pudding, I assumed that A) it would be easy to veganise and B) I knew what it was. I was wrongish on both counts. On closer inspection it turns out that white pudding is actually made of suet and oats and spices, which are then stuffed into a…

Rumbledethump!

  This is a very quick post, because it’s about a quick and simple dish: Rumbledethumps. With a name like that, I had to make it, and it’s really just lucky that it’s delicious as well. Really though, you can hardly go wrong with mashed potato, and adding alliums and cheese can only serve to…

Scotch broth and oat cakes

Time does tick on, huh? Lucky for me I’m home with an unstoppable cough today, so I can catch up on blog writing between coughing fits. The very first Scottish-ish meal I turned my hand to, in the distant past of about two andĀ  half weeks ago, was Scotch broth accompanied by some oat cakes….