Eat the Seasons: Winter Special 2019

  OK so we’re in the thick of it now. Winter. No signs of sweet berries, unless you stock piled some from the summer – this is the first time I’ve actually done this and I must say I’m feeling slightly smug about my freezer habits for the first time in my life. But if […]

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Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s almost the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it a couple of years ago […]

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Eat the Seasons: Winter Special

Why seasonal & local produce is better for you and your purse strings! Nutritionists and foodies both agree that it’s important to incorporate seasonal produce in your diet. Not only will it have a positive impact on your health and on the planet but on your purse strings too. It’s also a great opportunity to […]

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Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

  With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it for this month’s issue of Sainsbury’s […]

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Truffled Mushroom and Gruyere Toasted Sandwich

I’ve gone to town on the toastie! Here is my recipe for a gourmet veggie toastie with a twist – chestnut mushrooms cooked in truffle sauce, a touch of garlic and cream and a good helping of cave aged Gruyere which has a refined flavour, one that’s developed over a year of maturing. Good old cheddar […]

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“Back From the Brink” Bacon and Broad Bean Quiche

Guest Blog Post: With help from “Roots”, the mathematical half of Roots & Toots: Show me a man or woman who doesn’t love broad beans and I’ll show you a fibber. Even frozen broad beans cooked and then peeled are almost just as nutty and lovely as seasonal, fresh beans. Better still, the combination of broad beans with […]

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