Warm squash and fig salad
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Warm squash and fig salad

IT’S SQUASH TIME. Eating seasonally is a fairly simple and brilliantly tasty way of maintaining some connection with the natural world when reluctantly living in the city and hopping from the central heating of home to the oppressive heat of public transport to the air con of the artificially lit office. Happy days. No but … Continue reading

Blackberry and pistachio kefir cake
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Blackberry and pistachio kefir cake

This recipe was developed with samples from Little Bird Kefir. Following my fermentation fail back in February, I’ve been pretty reluctant to have another go. No-one wants to experience that foul smell twice. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to eat fermented foods done properly by somebody else. Lots of literature suggests that eating … Continue reading

Spinach & walnut pesto
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Spinach & walnut pesto

I am so impressed with this pesto! It came about because we currently have a glut of wholewheat spaghetti (I’m not complaining) and had gleaned some lovely young kale from Clapham Common Bandstand Beds (check out more on my growing fun here). What would be just the ticket to bring it all together? Of course. This … Continue reading