Cauliflower and rosemary tart

Cauliflower and rosemary tart

Last Sunday, Nigel Slater published two ‘pie’ recipes in the Guardian. Neither is a pie in the ‘topped with pastry’ sense, but we’ll allow him some latitude. His Cauliflower and Rosemary Tart caught my eye, because it would make use of...
Wartime Wednesday: Pilchard and Cabbage Spread

Wartime Wednesday: Pilchard and Cabbage Spread

In episode 8 of the BBC’s Wartime Farm historian Ruth Goodman decides to do some picnic catering for a party in the park, an event that would have been encouraged under the ‘Holidays at Home’ scheme – an attempt to provide some light relief for...
Wartime Wednesday: Spam hash

Wartime Wednesday: Spam hash

If you look back at the anecdotes of World War 2 food, people have mixed feelings about Spam. However, I would imagine that when it arrived in 1941 it was quite warmly greeted by a population short on meat and lacking variety in their diet. Without a fridge, an opened...
Wartime Wednesday: Planting Garlic

Wartime Wednesday: Planting Garlic

After 3 weeks (2 ‘official’, 1 trial) living on a modern version of the wartime rations, Ryan and I are calling it a day. We’re not hungry, and we’re not bored with the food. What we’ve found is that we live within the ration of meat, fats and dairy...
Life on rations – week 2

Life on rations – week 2

Last week’s menu plan included chicken stir-fries, black pudding hotpot, Bolognese sauce and pasta and pesto. The Bolognese sauce, made with 450g beef mince and bulked out with a can of kidney beans and plenty of veg (carrots and one of my last few patty pan squashes)...