Dehydration Station

Dehydration Station

In the middle of last week, I was looking at half a punnet of mushrooms, wondering how on earth I would use them up before they went bad. Ryan hates mushrooms, so they don’t feature in many meals, and only in big chunks where he can fish them out…. But I...
Potato Pete in the 21st century

Potato Pete in the 21st century

During the Second World War, the British Isles were subjected to a Nazi naval blockade, the aim of which was to disrupt food imports and starve the British people into submission. Shipping, whatever it was carrying, had to get past the German U-boats before it could...
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...