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...
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 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...
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Just after Christmas, Jack Monroe posted a recipe for some bread she made to use up some just-out-of-date yoghurt that was sitting in the fridge.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...
G is for Grains

G is for Grains

Recently I was reading the results of a survey (which, annoyingly I can’t find now) about why we waste so much food, and it turns out that a significant proportion of people don’t like eating leftovers. They’d rather just throw them out. They have a...