New Potato and Edamame Salad

The father of a friend of my son has a potato farm in Jersey. He very kindly sent us a box of delicious early Jersey Royals. So flavoursome they don’t need much added to turn them into a delicious potato salad. You can buy podded, frozen edamame at most supermarkets now. This works well served…

Spaghetti With Pea and Broad Bean Pesto

It’s pea and broad bean season on the allotment (but you can use frozen if you don’t grow your own). Serves 4 100g shelled peas 100g shelled broad beans 1 small leek 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil juice of half a lemon a small block of parmesan – about 100g…

Pasta with Mushrooms, Cream and Purple Sprouting

The snow appears to have destroyed the purple sprouting on the allotment. Last year the pigeons ate most of it so this year I grew it under netting. Now it snakes across the allotment floor looking distinctly sorry for itself and unable to raise itself from the ground. Good job then that Riverford delivered a…