Nutty Cauliflower Cheese

Regular readers of this site may have noticed I am a big fan of cauliflower. This is a slight twist on a classic, adding leeks and walnuts to add texture, flavour and a little bit of healthiness. Makes enough to feed four adults 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 head cauliflower – cut into florets 1…

Char-grilled Squash with Walnut Salsa

Pickled walnuts are very odd. Picked when the nuts are still green and unripe, then soaked in brine, they go completely black and soft, almost to the point that when you rub the black skin off, the nut can easily crumble. This is the first and only recipe I have ever come across using pickled…

Tahini Flapjack

Adapted (only very slightly) from master baker Dan Lepard’s brilliant Halva Flapjack recipe. The only changes I made were to add pine nuts and flax seeds and to use Agave Syrup in place of honey – mainly as I didn’t have any honey in the house at the time. The tahini gives the flapjack a…

A Day with Ottolenghi

And what a day!!! I spent Tuesday cooking with Ottolenghi at the Vegetarian Cookery School in the beautiful city of Bath. Here are my creations – with credit to my cooking partner for the day, Abi.