Wartime onion recipes

Wartime onion recipes

Given the shortage of onions during WW2, it’s not surprising that there aren’t many wartime recipes in which they play a starring role, but I did manage to find three – all of which required the onions to be parboiled. I’d never boiled an onion...
Minister of Food Supplies

Minister of Food Supplies

The government has appointed a new “Food Supplies Minister” to oversee protection of British food supplies through our turbulent exit from the European Union. They’ve chosen David Rutley, who worked for various food companies – including...
Green beany babies

Green beany babies

Last year I thought I’d planted climbing French beans in the garden, and was later disappointed to find out that I’d sown a dwarf variety! This year I rectified that issue and sowed two different climbing beans – Blauhilde and Helda at the beginning...
First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...
Jack Monroe’s yoghurt bread

Jack Monroe’s yoghurt bread

Just after Christmas, Jack Monroe posted a recipe for some bread she made to use up some just-out-of-date yoghurt that was sitting in the fridge. It reminded me that we had some homemade yoghurt sitting in the fridge, but when I checked it had already gone to Furry...