Breast cancer awareness month

After dropping my daughter at pre-school this morning I was driving home contemplating what this month of Breast cancer Awareness means to me and perhaps others who also have or have had cancer. I know the month is about awareness for those of you that haven’t had it but there is bound to be poignancy […]

Cauliflower & Courgette Stew

Cauliflower Stew with Yellow Spilt Peas and Courgettes

It’s the middle of my International Courgette Week. How’s it going for you? Today its something a little spicy. I asked a couple of my favourite cookery writers/chefs what is their favourite way of using courgettes. Chef Gurpareet Bains’ favourite is a recipe from his cookbook “Indian Superfood” in the book it is called Chicken […]

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Day two of Verity’s International Zucchini (Courgette) Week and today I thought that something slightly sweet would be in order. Most people have now heard of using sweet potato in brownie and chocolate cake recipes, have you heard of using Zucchini? I was rather intrigued to find out how this would work and set about […]

watermelon & bean raw salad

Watermelon & bean salad

This is a great and unusual way to use Watermelon and Runner beans together, spiced up with some fresh ginger. A lovely combination of fresh flavours and crunchy textures, great for a quick lunch   To serve 2 Put all of the ingredients in a salad bowl, mix and serve 1/2 small watermelon chopped into […]

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Raw Tacos – what??

A good friend of mine in Australia, Tina posted on Facebook about some “raw tacos” that she was making for supper with a mouthwatering photo. She gave me the link to the recipe she was using from http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raw-tacos/ and I was so impressed when I made the dish (also adding guacamole in as below) that […]

Courgette, Coconut, Chilli Soup

Chilli Coconut Courgette Soup

Verity’s International Courgette (Zucchini) Week begins today. This much maligned vegetable can be used in ways more inspiring and interesting than sludgy ratatouille. So every day this week I’ll be introducing you to some of my favourite ways to use courgettes. The courgette (or zucchini for my US readers) is a member of the cucumber […]