Mushroom, Walnut and Tarragon Mousse

It's picnic season, barbecue season, hanging out with friends season. School finally finishes next week and it will be time to throw rugs on the lawn for lazy lunches and dinners which drift on into the early hours. These little mouthfuls of Mushroom, Walnut and...

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Tomato and Roasted Zucchini Summer Soup with Basil Pistou

I don't believe in banishing soup to the back of the cupboard once the sun starts shining. A good, hearty, bone-warming soup in front of the fire is certainly one of my favourite winter things, but a super simple summer soup is also very hard to beat. Whether it's...

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Pasta Please in June!

After last month's galloping start, this month's Pasta Please is a little less frantic but no less delicious and I'm loving the variety on offer, thank you so much to those of you who joined in! If you'd like to join in next month just follow the instructions at the...

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Lavender Biscuits

The lavender in my garden is just coming into flower, I've been watching it like a hawk, waiting to pounce so that I could make a batch of these beautiful lavender biscuits to mark Midsummer! Lavender is thought to have come to our shores with the Romans who used...

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Braised Fennel and Dolcelatte Filo Parcels

Lemony fennel, slowly braised in olive oil with chilli sitting on a creamy cushion of Dolcelatte cheese all wrapped up in crisp filo pastry - yes, I am a genius. Especially if you like fennel. If you don't, just move on - have a look at these Enchiladas or this Pasta...

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Vegetarian BBQ Recipe – Spicy Couscous Veggie Burgers

It's Father's Day on Sunday and, across the land, that means barbecue time! I'm often asked for Vegetarian BBQ recipe ideas, something tasty which can be popped on the grill and which won't crumble to mush, so I jumped at the chance when Iceland asked me whether I...

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Quorn Chicken and Bean Enchiladas

The hot weather we've been having makes me crave spicy food and cold beer and these Quorn™ Meat Free Chicken and Bean Enchiladas really hit the spot! What could be better on a warm June evening than Quorn Meat Free Chicken Pieces, spicy refried beans and a few veggies...

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Home Made Sun Dried Tomatoes

Home Made Sun Dried Tomatoes - golly I love that! I must've spent a small fortune on jars and packets of sun dried tomatoes over the years - they are an essential ingredient in so many of my dishes adding a chewiness and depth of flavour which even had my vegetarian...

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The Simplest Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

This Pineapple Smoothie Recipe is so simple it hardly merits the word 'recipe' at all - it took moments to make and vanished in seconds - it all happened so fast I'm beginning to wonder if I imagined it. Lucky I took a photograph or two as evidence really, isn't it?!...

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One Pot Pasta – Vegetarian Puttanesca

Cooking on board can be very trying. When we are on a long trip and people don't want to wait for calm waters I can either be found braced at an angle in front of the cooker, cursing whoever thought this was a good way to spend a holiday, or slapping hummus on bread...

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11 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Pasta Please in May!

My first month hosting the Pasta Please blog link up went very well indeed! I was a little worried it would be just me looking all 'Billy No Mates' but food bloggers are a busy bunch and I had quite a few entries to tickle my tastebuds! So, without further ado, here...

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Chocolate Cherry Flapjack

Yesterday I put on my apron, fired up the oven, rolled up my sleeves and made a batch of indulgent chocolate cherry flapjack! My daughter has reached the half way point in her GSCE exams, she's exhausted, she's wonderful and she deserves these! I used my basic,...

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Spring Vegetable Pizza with Asparagus and Jersey Royals

Sometimes only a slice of pizza really hits the spot and couscous salad or polenta baskets just won't cut it -  I need carbs! Asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes along with the first of the peas and bunches of spring onions all called to me as I wandered around our...

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Elderflower and Gooseberry Ice-Cream

I was sitting by the window at Cranks Kitchen in Dartington with Tin and Thyme on Friday, celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a slice of Homity Pie, when I spied that most exciting of late Spring things - the first elderflower! Of course, once you've seen one...

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Greek Salad Couscous

Day two of National Vegetarian Week and I'm sharing another really simple, quick as anything supper dish. Greek Salad Couscous is fresh and light, perfect for warm evenings with a glass of wine. This is another of my regular one pot boat dishes, I fry the almonds and...

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Pea Pesto with Spaghetti

Today marks the beginning of this year's National Vegetarian Week and I am planning to share some of my easiest family vegetarian recipes with you. Whether you are trying vegetarianism for the first time, are meat reducing with Meat Free Monday or are a seasoned...

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Vegan Picnic Pies for National Vegetarian Week 2016

Last week I told you my Vegetarian Story  and  promised that this week I would be sharing a brand new vegetarian Sunday Lunch Recipe to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. Today is my eldest's 20th Birthday so, yesterday, we all headed to Cardiff to scoop him up and...

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One Pot Quinoa Chilli

I do love a one pot meal and this one pot quinoa chilli is one I make on the boat all the time where washing up is a tricky business and I really, REALLY don't want lots of dirty dishes hanging around! It's also quick which is a massive bonus when there are six hungry...

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How to Make Tofu

I’ve been going back to basics again recently, indulging in a bit of slow cooking. I have my own sourdough starter bubbling away happily and the gathering season has begun... I've always got a willing helper if I'm out on a gathering mission, this is our favourite...

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My Vegetarian Story for National Vegetarian Week

This year's National Vegetarian week coincides with a rather special anniversary - twenty-eight years ago this May I had been vegetarian for 18 months when a dark-haired, blue-eyed boy swept me off my feet.  Mr TS arrived in my life with a selection of vibrantly...

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