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Turkish Bulgur Salad (or, Necessity is the Mother of Invention)

Turkish Bulgur Salad with Poached Eggs

It’s been about two weeks now that my family have been in lock-down. We are hardly social at the best of times, so the enforced distancing, in our very rural neck of the woods, has meant very little to us. In fact, considering what is going on around the entire world, our lives here are embarassingly pleasant and trouble-free.

Oh don’t get me wrong, there have been some problems: the shops are out of the gin that The Author and I prefer, and we have resorted to a gin with fewer juniper notes. (I know!) And the lack of school for the kids (now actually all teenagers in various degrees of hormonal angst) means that The Author and I have to force them to go outside in the sunshine, otherwise I think they would moulder away with their phones in their withered hands.  Continue reading

Week 18 2016

One of the seasonal menus from last week:

Tunisian Tomato & Chickpea Soup (V, GF)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sautéed, Olives, Garlic & Lemon (V, GF)
Roasted Potatoes with Harissa (V, GF)
Spring Onion Rolls (V)
Green Salad (V, GF)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined.
If they are not underlined, I’ll do my best to get them on here!)

Week 13 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Chickpea Soup (GF, V)
Cauliflower & Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Chillies, Garlic & Olives (GF, V)
Savoy Cabbage Salad with Onion and Tomato Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Flatbread with Wild Garlic Pesto (V)
Blondies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes on the blog soon.)

 

Week 10 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Spicy Carrot & Peanut Soup (GF, V)
Cabbage Salad with Lemon (GF, V)
Potato Salad with Caramelised Onions & Green Olives (GF, V)
Garden Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Fennel & Pepper Breadsticks (aka Taralli Rettilinei) (V)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

Week 9 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Beetroot & Cabbage Borscht (V, GF) with Sour Cream
Warm Potato Salad with Pickled Onions (GF, V)
Stuffed Eggs (GF, DF)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Challah
Almendrados (Almond & Lemon Cookies) (GF, DF)

(If the dishes have a link to a recipe, they are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

 

Week 5 2016

Sri Lankan Potato Soup (GF, V)
Cabbage, Carrot & Peanut Salad (GF, V)
Roasted Vegetables with Lentils, Cumin and Pickled Lemon Peel (GF, V)
Caramelised Onion Bread (V; GF version also)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Date & Walnut Bars

(Dishes that have a link to a recipe are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

Week 4 2016

Onion Soup (GF, V) with Crostini (V) & Cheddar Cheese
Celeriac Remoulade (GF, DF)
Pickled Mushrooms (GF, V)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (V, GF)
Poppyseed Loaves (V)

(Dishes that have a link to a recipe are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

2016 Week 2

Umbrian Chick Pea Soup (V, GF)
Broccoli with Chilies, Capers & Egg (GF, DF)
Onion Rings
Rosemary Focaccia (V)
Salad of Winter Greens & Vinaigrette (V, GF)

(Dishes that have a link to a recipe are underlined. If they are not underlined, I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Salad (something merry and bright)

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The Son, who is nothing if not consistent, gets up every single morning for an unvarying routine of cereal and a copy of Asterix or TinTin. For the past month, he has added to his early repertoire the question,  “Why is it so dark?”

There is no mistake: we are in the bleak midwinter.

Today was exceptionally dark, due to the clouds that covered what little rays of sun were peeping over our eastern field. But it’s not all gloomy.

The hedgerows are valiantly holding onto the last colour of the season. The tips of this past year’s hazel shoots are spangled with golden leaves which glow in the morning mist. In the late afternoon, before the sun dips below the horizon, these wavy gold-tipped branches – swaying above the denuded ash, blackthorn, may, and rowan – are beautiful, and unexpected.

There are other bright spots. Continue reading

Week 42

Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves (V, GF)
Sautéed Kale with Garlic* (V, GF)
Lentil Salad with Tomato & Olive Tapenade (V, GF)
Brown Soda Bread
Garden Salad and Vinaigrette (V, GF)

*A slightly different version of the recipe is here

(Dishes that have a link to a recipe are underlined. If they are not underlined, I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)