It is a dead cert that I will get a brilliant cookery book or two for Christmas. This year it was Kaukasis by Olga Hercules who – since her previous publication Mamushka – has become one of my favourite food writers. The fact that I was given two copies of Kaukasis, one from my daughter … Continue reading Pasta dumplings
I didn’t believe it, but it’s true. You can make pasta without eggs. I know because I’ve just made some. And , as it says in one of my favourite vegan cookery books Crossroads, it is impossible to tell the difference! The incentive, I have to admit, was anticipating the virgin outing for my Kenwood pasta … Continue reading #Veganuary Day 8 No-egg pasta!
So you remember the tofu pasta? Well half of it was languishing in the freezer. So here goes another experiment….. frozen pasta. In lasagne. I decided after the first attempt that the pasta needed to be cooked before adding to the dish. So I poached the sheets gently in simmering water for about 3 minutes … Continue reading Veganuary Day 24. Lasagne
This one’s for Tricia! Wild garlic….. she’s obviously been walking in the woods again. Generally, you can smell wild garlic before you see it, especially if the sun is out. Before you pick any make sure you are not on private or protected land!! And make sure that if you pick it, only pick the … Continue reading Ready Steady Cooks viral antidote 4: Wild garlic lasagne
We are huge fans of mushrooms in this house. On non vegan days, lots of them, cooked in butter and garlic – on sourdough toast – over a leisurely breakfast on Saturday. With lots of coffee, and long conversations before we get started with the day. Or large and small mushrooms chopped and fried with … Continue reading Veganuary Days 12 & 13 Ceps, Porcini and all things mushroom
When David had his 60th birthday tea, as he was leaving the lovely Sandip pressed a plastic box into my hands and said something like “you will be exhausted tonight, have this box of ……..” but I didnt catch the word. However he was right. We were exhausted, and when I opened the box about … Continue reading #Veganuary Day 6. Tadkha is the word