Scrambled Tofu

Regular followers of this blog will know I am a huge fan of tofu. When I hear someone say how horrid and tasteless it is I always think to myself that they don’t know how to cook it. Tofu on it’s own is pretty tasteless stuff. But then so is a piece of chicken unless…

Courgette and Cheese Tart with Beetroot and Bulgur Wheat Salad

I’ve always struggled to build the right kind of relationship with courgettes. They are so easy to grow provided you have sufficient space. However some late summer they produce so many that it becomes a struggle knowing quite what to do with them all. On a good day I can pick 6 to 8 of…

Green Shakshuka

Some might argue that this isn’t really a shakshuka, or what some call huevos rancheros. Both are made with tomatoes, chilis and onion and would normally be served looking something like this However, I thought I would experiment a little. This is a little like a cross between a traditional shakshuka and eggs florentine. It…

Sweet Potato, Leek and Gruyere Tart

It was Bruce Feirstein who wrote Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche. So this, rather than being a quiche, is a tart. This should be enough to feed four or five people depending on what you serve with it 375g pack of shortcrust pastry – I used to make my own but bought pastry is pretty…

Japanese Style Vegetable Pancakes

Serve this with a simple soy sauce, lime juice and crushed peanut dipping sauce, a warming bowl of miso soup and crispy vegetable spring rolls. 2 tablespoons sunflower or groundnut oil 2 eggs 1 large carrot – grated 3-4 leaves from a cabbage – finely shredded 2-3 spring onions – finely sliced 1 teaspoon of…

Sunday Brunch

I have a thing about eggs for breakfast. Poached, boiled, fried, scrambled. I love them all. I’ve now started baking them too. This is a simple and filling brunch for a cold, lazy Sunday with the newspapers. I usually add salt to potato dishes but the cheese is salty enough that it doesn’t really need…

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Not quite a soup, not quite a curry, but delicious all the same Couple of tablespoons sunflower oil 1 large onion – chopped 1 clove garlic – chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon turmeric 600 ml vegetable stock 1 x 400ml can coconut milk 1 cauliflower – cut into florets…

Spinach Frittata/Omelette

Olive Oil. Onions. New Potatoes. Spinach. Eggs. Milk. Nutmeg. Salt. Pepper. Salad. Encona Hot Pepper Sauce. So hungry I didn’t have time to sort out a decent picture as you can see.

Cornish Breakfast

Spent the weekend in North Cornwall walking, eating out and a spot of surfing. The weather was perfect, but the crowds were far from perfect. Just up the road one of the neighbours keeps chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. All roaming freely about the back garden They sell the eggs. So I wandered up the…

Eggs

My neighbours in Cornwall keep chickens, ducks and geese. I bought some hens eggs from them. Freshly laid that morning.