Category Archives: Winter

Recipes full of the seasonal bounties of winter

Chinese Salmon and Crispy Kale

Sweet and salty, crispy seaweed stylee kale and succulent, pink, salmon with just a hint of the orient. A Chinese whisper if you will..

Chinese Salmon & Crispy Kale I've always loved the Crispy Seaweed that you get at the Chinese.  I think … Continue Reading ››

Chicken & Vegetable Broth

Get your glow back with a bowlful of this Chicken & Vegetable Broth. Bitefuls of carrot and swede, the occasional satisfying pop of a pea, chicken that's fallen from the bone and glistening pearl barley... 

You know that feeling when you've been out in the sunshine all day and you feel … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Winter Vegetable Soup & Cheese & Rosemary Toasts

I love this soup! It's incredibly simple, incredibly cheap and incredibly tasty.  Picture a cold, winter's day and you've just come inside after taking the kids to the park.  Everyone's noses are red and everyone's tummies are rumbling. Luckily, you have a few bits of old, rather sorry for itself veg … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Mulled Cider

Come Christmas time, I welcome pretty much any drink if it's mulled.  Nothing beats browsing round one of the many Christmas markets and then stopping for a warming, sweet, spiced mulled wine or cider. Holding the glass (or plastic cup as the case may be) warms your hands and the … Continue Reading ››

What’s in season in December?

Well another break in posting, again due to illness in the family.  This time not me but my Mum.  So this one's for you Mum - get better soon! Judging by the food that's in season in December, I think it's fairly obvious that Christmas is on the way!

Fruit & Veg … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: ‘Harty’ Venison Casserole

Venison Virgin

While writing last week's post about what's coming into season in November, it occurred to me that I had never actually cooked with venison before and that it's possibly rather hypocritical of me to be suggesting that others do what I haven't! So this weekend, I gave it a go.  After a … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Winter Salad of Roasted Vegetables & Bulgur Wheat

The perfect weekday work lunch

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to use up some veg that was starting to look a bit sorry for itself.  I had no intention of using it for the blog but frankly, it's just so good, I had to share it!  I've … Continue Reading ››