All posts tagged: cheddar

Cauliflower (and Butternut Squash) Cheese with Wild Garlic

Comfort eating? Me? Never. A global pandemic and international quarantine seemed as good a time as any to show my face on my own website again. Sharing recipes with you feels like a nice way to use the approximately six million hours a week of spare time I have on my hands now that I’m not allowed to go the pub, see any of my friends or family or even venture outside of my own postcode. A recipe for wild garlic feels all of a sudden potentially less useful now that you might not be permitted to wander about foraging for it. I was lucky enough to get a bag in this week’s Riverford box, so I hope some of you might find a way to track it down, too. If not, you could try baking whole cloves of garlic with the cauliflower and squash to achieve a similar flavour. I roast the cauliflower as opposed to boil it for this recipe. I avoid boiling vegetables wherever I can – a habit I adopted from …

Shiitake Mushroom Tagliatelle

This is a comfort food meal, make no mistake. Rich, velvety, cheesy sauce with fresh pasta and posh mushrooms, pretty much my idea of heaven, and weekend indulgence in a nutshell. Although, before you give up hope entirely on the nutritional value of this meal, you should know that World’s Healthiest Foods¬†have bigged up Shiitake mushrooms for being a good source of iron and a cheerleader for the immune system. Serves 3 375g fresh tagliatelle 25g butter 25g flour 300ml milk 125g cheddar, grated (stronger the better) 450g shiitake mushrooms (or any other of your choice, but make them posh or you’ll negate the whole notion of weekend indulgence and I’ll be disappointed in you) 2 cloves garlic¬† A quick note on the ingredients – I tried this recipe out for the first time today using 200g mushrooms, there were nowhere near enough so I double-and-a-half-ed the amount advised. I come from a garlic-obsessed little family so it may be that two cloves are one too many for you. Roughly chop your mushrooms, imagine you’re …