It's supposed to be Spring. The daffodils are up & the crocus are peaking through the grass, but it's been so cold that despite my desire for fresh spring flavours, I can't help but also want soup. So I made soup that tastes of pure...

This dish is barely a recipe, in fact, it's more of a suggestion really, for a super simple side dish, made with 3 of my favourite spring ingredients. I adore asaparagus. I mean, I really, REALLY love it. I eagerly wait for the first bunches to...

Wild garlic is a relatively new thing to me, it doesn't grow in Australia, and here in the UK it isn't particularly celebrated although it's a really common woodland plant. I made its acquaintance a few years ago in Germany, and thought it was one of...

Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, little balls of YUM!  These are made using the recipe I posted previously Mushroom, Spinach & Pea Risotto Vegan Style. I make a double batch every time I make risotty , knowing that The Gardener has a particular...

  This risotto recipe is actually a recipe of two parts. It came about through pure greed, both mine & The Gardener's. We both love an Italian snacking/lunch treat called Arancino, which is basically risotto, that has been turned into a round patty, then, crumbed &...

It's Asparagus Season!!! My favourite time of year.  Hooray!  It's such a short season from the end of April here in the UK to around the end of June.  Traditionally the Asparagus season starts on the 23rd April, however this year it's arrived a week early due to...

I first served this salad at a spring lunch we held recently, which started out as a few friends for a casual lunch, and escalated to around 25 adults plus 5 kids. Although I thought I'd made loads of food (my motto is never knowingly undercatered),...