All posts tagged: herbs

Fried Red Tomatoes

I was around 11 years old when I first watched one of my Mum’s favourite films, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. If you haven’t seen it, you should, it’s a wonderful film. Ever since watching it, I’ve always been curious about what a fried green tomato might taste like, and yet it’s taken me 9 years to attempt it myself – and even now I haven’t used green tomatoes. Over the weekend I really had a hankering for a fry-up. As you’ll know if you check in routinely, I’ve gone vegan for six weeks, so not only is bacon off the cards, eggs are too. Whilst standing at my fridge door and sighing (you all do it too so don’t even think about judging), I remembered Fried Green Tomatoes and figured now was as good a time as any to finally see what all the fuss was about. While we’re on the subject of my new vegan theme, let me know what you want to see over the coming weeks in the poll …

Sun dried Tomato and Herb Spelt Rolls

After the huge household success that was my walnut and honey loaf a couple of weeks ago, home made bread looks like it’s going to become a part of the furniture round here. Which suits me just fine because kneading, rising and baking are idyllic things to be concerned with over a leisurely weekend. One thing I’m not very good at though is repeating myself, so I’ve reworked my loaf recipe just ever so slightly to make savoury rolls. They have a much stronger and more savoury flavour, and taste perfect with a little butter or a poached egg for breakfast. They keep just fine in the freezer if you want to savour them over time, just slice once cooled and zip in to those little sandwich bags. 500g spelt flour 1 tsp good sea salt 1 tsp dried active yeast 1 tsp sugar 300ml warm water 2 tbsps good olive oil 6 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped generous pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsps mixed herbs In a large bowl mix together the flour, …

The Allotment: April Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, this household is blessed with an allotment owner. I will openly admit in case my mother is reading this that it is only on a very rare and special occasion that I’ll actually show my face there, but I am always more than happy to take advantage of its produce. What’s in season this month If something is in season during April, you’ve got much better chances of finding it UK grown from the supermarket, so if you’re conscious of food miles look out for these: Cabbage Cauliflower Celeriac Lettuce (just barely) New Potatoes Pak Choi Pepper Purple Sprouting Broccoli Radishes Spinach Spring Greens Watercress What’s growing on the plot this month An abundance of herbs, an immeasurable amount of green things, and one of my all time favourite things to ever grow in the ground, rhubarb.   This afternoon armfuls of delicious organic goods were brought home along with our tired but still somehow manically hyperactive Border Terrier, Molly. The rhubarb has already been stewed, the herbs …