Brrrr-ata

Cool, creamy burrata served on tender stem broccoli with crispy chilli and garlic. It was as amazing as it sounds and so simple. It also felt light and fresh but still indulgent. Perfect for when it’s not mid-winter anymore but you’re not quite ready for cold crispy salads. Separate the stems from the florets of…

Friday night treat

I am currently on a specially designed diet (the real meaning of the word, not a weight loss fad) which is very healthy and includes lots of things I usually eat, but excludes lots of other things I also used to eat (refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, heavily processed foods and alcohol, basically anything that’s just…

A ruby in the snow

I hated beetroot. Forever. The strange sweetness, mingled usually with a sharp vinegar tang, was not a joy to eat. What could it possibly be used for? Then I met Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (well, someone bought Mr Tall his River Cottage Veg Every Day! book) and got a bag of veg from the local farm with…

Let it snow!

    We’ve got snow this week. Mr Tall woke me up and suggested that I might like to look outside. Once I found my glasses and realised it was snowing I felt excited about the whole day. I know it’s not for everyone, but as my work is a two-mile walk from my house,…