British Asparagus Festival

23 April – 21 May It may make your wee smell but we love asparagus. Our favourite way is gently wiped with a a little olive oil, a grind of sea salt, then popped under a hot grill for a few minutes. The British Asparagus Festival kicks off on St George’s Day, April 23, with The […]

Mama’s Green Beans

My grandmother always used to cook green beans this way, and they always tasted absolutely delicious. I tend to cook more than I need because they’re also delicious cold as a salad. For 4 as a side dish 450g (1 lb) fine green beans (although any kind of green bean will do) 2 teaspoons dried […]

Montreal loves Lumpy Mash

Nom nom nom! I reach for the olive oil more often than I used to, thanks to Lumpy Mash! Can’t help but wanna come over for dinner! FitVillains, Montreal

Homemade fishcakes

Homemade fishcakes are much better than shop-bought because you know what’s in them, and they’re not difficult to make yourself. They’re really tasty on a Saturday night, or any night actually. Why not increase the quantities, make more, and freeze them for another day? Serves 4 300 gms (11 oz) potatoes 100 gms (3½ oz) […]

Côtes de porc Vallée d’Auge

Grilled pork chops with cider sauce This is a delicious way to serve pork chops; we think it goes well with mashed potatoes. Elizabeth David, whose book ‘French Provincial Cooking’ this recipe comes from, suggests straw potatoes, or a purée, or simply a plain green salad. You decide. For 4 4 pork chops 3 or […]