All posts tagged: pasta

One Pot Sausage, Caramelised Fennel and Lemon Pasta

There were about six million sausages left over from a BBQ this weekend and, having exhausted my patience for eating them with gravy (something I didn’t think it possible to tire of, I’ll admit) I was craving something just a little bit lighter and brighter. The lemon and herbs added right at the end of this recipe allow it to just about retain a spring/summer feel, whilst being comforting enough to suit the reality of the weather we’ve actually had to endure this season. It may not have escaped your notice that I have used tory pasta for this dish. Specifically, ditaloni regati from Waitrose. I’m confident pretty much any shape you have in will work (realistically, what is the worst that could happen), but I reckon the smaller, the better. You might also clock that I haven’t used any garlic, that is literally just because I could not be arsed to chop any. I’m quite sure that if you choose to it will only improve matters. Serves 2 150g pasta4 sausages1 bulb fennel, sliced …

Spaghetti with Feta, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Pine Nuts

Spaghetti with Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Feta and Pine Nuts

I have once again allowed months to pass without giving anything I’ve cooked its rightful immortal home on my actual blog. In my defence, I’ve moved house and had probably at least two quarter life crises in the time since I was last here. I’m now fully settled in a little caravan in the Kentish countryside and therefore hope I might find myself back into the swing of properly transcribing anything I knock up that might be of use to you, on an at least semi-regular basis. If I continue to fall short, remember you can always find me on the social media profiles linked at the bottom of this post. This recipe is one I’ve made three or four times over the last month or so, and eaten on my front step in the evening sunshine (or, more often, at my kitchen table staring out at the rain). It’s very quick, nice and substantial and just tastes good. I’d not usually try and police the quality of a particular ingredient you use, but I …

Smoked + Wild Garlic Mac and Cheese

Wild garlic season is just about upon us. Over the next couple of months you’ll clock your favourite food lovers slathering wild garlic pesto on anything and everything, swapping tips on socials and point blank refusing to divulge the best spots for foraging. If you’re local and curious, feel free to drop me a message and I’ll let you know a couple of good spots – failing that, Riverford often include wild garlic in their veg boxes (which I whole heartedly recommend) at this time of year. If you can’t find smoked garlic – I got mine in Big Tesco – regular will do just fine. This recipe serves just one because I am still! Constantly! Alone! But if you’re not similarly afflicted, go ahead and double/triple the amounts at your leisure. It’s on the saucy side, so you might even be OK to just double the pasta and leave the sauce as is if you’re cooking for two and don’t share my decadence or gluttony. Serves 1 75g pasta (whatever your fav is)2 tbsp …