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Summer & My Slow Cooker – Chick Pea & Almond Hummus

February 11, 2013

Chick peas (or garbanzo’s as they are known in other places) are one of the earliest known cultivated legumes.  They can be found in the culinary traditions of most parts of the world, including Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Mexico, and have been a feature in my kitchen for a [...]

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Seasonal secrets 27 August

August 27, 2011

The sun is shining on our hill – at last – bringing with it all the hope of spring, and a flurry of blossoms in our orchard.  The plum is out and the quince is budding, it won’t be too long before the apples and fig follow.  Standing in the middle of the orchard the [...]

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What’s in the box 8/9 December

December 11, 2010

And about bloody time, I hear you mutter as I finally get the Food Connect Box weekly post up!  Sorry for my tardiness, folks. For those of you who were interested in my post about the FOODplus Research Centre there is now a link – in the Comments section at the bottom of the page [...]

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What’s in the box 6/7 October

October 7, 2010

Yippee!!  Spring is finally starting to show itself in our Food Connect boxes – have a look here. We will all be turning out brilliant salads this week full of fresh, organic nutrients! We have asparagus this week and ours was the first thing to vanish from the box.  I just lightly steamed it and [...]

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