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Wild Garlic Soup

A seasonal treat that’s quick to prepare and easy on the budget! We live in a place where wild garlic dominates the hillsides in late winter and early spring. I love the smell of it—delicate at first, and stronger as

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Posted in Eating seasonally, Recipes, Spring

Yaya’s Catalan Fruit Salad

Recently we spent a few days visiting friends in Barcelona. Although we hadn’t been expecting it, virtually every day, after hours of sight-seeing  or trawling through a museum or wandering in a park, we came back to the flat and

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Posted in Friends' recipes

Coconut Curried Peas

On our first day back from holiday, we spent the morning in our allotment. Although there were plenty of weeds, we were thrilled to see that our veggies had also thrived. Along with another load of rhubarb, and an accidentally picked

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Posted in Leftovers, Recipes, Summer

Quick Beet Soup

Summer soup, perfect for one of those ‘cleaning out the fridge’ days ahead of going on vacation. This soup is incredibly light and velvety smooth, and can be made vegan and/or gluten-free. I hope you like it as much as

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Posted in Kitchen Economy, Recipes, Summer

Stir Fried Cauliflower ‘Waste’

I absolutely love Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables. Although prep can be time-consuming, the veggies cook quickly in a minimum amount of fat, so they retain most of their nutrients and don’t gain much in the way of calories. Stir-frying is also

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Onion Bhajis

This is the promised use of the donated gram flour and Asian spices (supplemented with some I already had). It’s my first attempt at bhajis, ever so slightly modified from the recipe on the bag of Natco flour (quantities cut

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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Pie

I’ve got this donated bag of gram flour, which I discover is gluten-free.  So I’m chatting with a friend who’s coeliac and whose husband  happens to be vegan.  She tells me about the difficulties of making pastry to suit the

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