One roast chicken: Three meals – at least

I understand the concern with storing old food for too long. I don’t understand people for whom leftovers are simply not an option.  I plan leftovers…. With just two of us in the household, it’s possible to stretch certain meals into two or three quite comfortably.  Without getting boring.  Planning to have left overs is good for … More One roast chicken: Three meals – at least

Bountiful broad beans

Next to the pea patch, we had a bed of broad beans.  Broad (or fava) beans are another childhood memory:  picking them during a sunny winter afternoon and then shelling them in front of the fire for supper.  We had another bumper crop this year, I am delighted to say, so some are safely stored in … More Bountiful broad beans

Beetroot: it’s beautiful – and delicious

We have a bumper beetroot crop at the moment and although it’s easy to bottle, it’s also great doing new things with it.  Freshly pulled, beetroot cooks more quickly than when shop bought, and is beautifully tender and sweet – another reason not to just pickle it.  Besides being delicious roasted or simply added to a leafy green salad, … More Beetroot: it’s beautiful – and delicious