December 24, 2017.Reading time 8 minutes.
It might seem crazy to be making a thick, hearty soup in the midst of Christmas madness, but I have the advantage that I’m not actually ‘doing’ Christmas until Boxing Day. It all came about because I couldn’t resist buying a bundle of cavolo nero (black cabbage) at the farmers’ market yesterday, where I’d gone to […]
December 27, 2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
We had a very traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, stuffing and all the usual accompaniments, but as Rachael is vegetarian, I wanted to think of a nice alternative for her, and something also quite special. The initial plan was to bake Rick Stein’s ‘Horta Pie’ from his Venice to Istanbul book. Horta are wild greens […]
August 24, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
I’ve seen some cavolo nero (black cabbage) in the local farmers’ market the last couple of times I’ve been there and this morning I couldn’t resist buying a bunch. I’ve bought it before when the weather is colder and made ribollita, one of my favourite Tuscan soups, but the weather, although wet, was warm today and […]
November 24, 2012.Reading time 8 minutes.
Every Saturday morning there’s a very good farmers’ market in Twickenham (in fact, I keep meaning to write a post about it, but it was raining heavily this morning so I wasn’t going to hang around and the post will have to wait for a sunnier or at least drier Saturday). There were gorgeous big […]