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Rabarbersorbet: Marshmellowy

Rabarbersorbet: Marshmellowy:

Rabarberijs!
Of rabarber-frambozenijs (2/3 vs 1/3 ongeveer) . Wat wil je nog meer om het rabarberseizoen (en een weekje zomer) mee te starten?

Harvested some Jerusalem artichokes yesterday,…

Harvested some Jerusalem artichokes yesterday, and have a full day ahead of me to think of a tasty dish to make with them. Any ideas?
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A big slice of potato pie served with carrots and squash from…

A big slice of potato pie served with carrots and squash from the plot.

It is cold, dark and wintery outside – so it definitely feels…

It is cold, dark and wintery outside – so it definitely feels like pie weather. This is a cheese, potato and savoy cabbage pie from a Thomasina Miers recipe that I almost followed – her shortcrust pastry recipe worked brilliantly – light and crumbly and buttery – and I only changed the filling slightly (no lardons, I didn’t fry the cabbage, I only used one onion and swapped up some of the floury potatoes for pink fir apple for a nuttier flavour, and used a lovely crumbly goat’s cheese from Ellie’s dairy with a little grated cheddar in place of the Lancashire cheese in the recipe).  We served it with squash and carrots and it was extremely tasty, warming and perfect for a November evening.

We still have plenty of pink fir apple potatoes from the plot -…

We still have plenty of pink fir apple potatoes from the plot – today we served them with grilled mackerel from the farmers market, and a stew of trumpet squash, spring onion and tomato – all ingredients cut into coins and sautéed in a little butter then garnished with basil leaves.  We used the last of our own grown tomatoes during the week so these tomatoes are from the market, but the squash and the basil are also home grown.

grapes from the plot sprinkled with a little sugar, and the…

grapes from the plot sprinkled with a little sugar, and the sponge batter ready to  to on top

a quick pasta supper with the last courgette from the plot: put…

a quick pasta supper with the last courgette from the plot: put a pan of water on to boil, meanwhile finely slice the courgette and cook in a small saucepan in a olive oil until softened, then add some crumbled goat’s cheese (we had a cheese coated in fines herbs from the farmers market) and a little water to the courgettes and cook until the cheese has formed a sauce. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente. if the sauce gets too thick, add a little pasta water. when the pasta is cooked, drain and toss with the grated zest from one lemon and a handful or two of toasted kernels, then stir the pasta into the sauce and heat briefly until the pasta is coated. Stir in some shredded basil leaves and serve.

A steaming bowl of noodle soup with the last of the tomatoes…

A steaming bowl of noodle soup with the last of the tomatoes from the plot, a few tatsoi leaves, the small trumpet squashes which barely survived the first frosts, and one last tiny corn cob that I found growing when I cleared the sweetcorn stalks. Cooked with a spring onion or two, lemongrass, coconut milk, lime leaves, rice noodles, a big handful of coriander, and a fragrant stock made from the coriander stalks, the outer lemongrass leaves, red chilli, three or four black peppercorns and the green tops from the scallions.  A warming lunch for a cold day.

one last large courgette (or small marrow) from the plot – cut…

one last large courgette (or small marrow) from the plot – cut into rounds and stuffed with a mixture of trumpet squash and tomatillo diced and sweated in a little oil, and with good-luck lentils from Kevin Gould’s recipe in Loving and Cooking with Reckless Abandon

Grilled mackerel with basmati, diced tomatillos and coriander…

Grilled mackerel with basmati, diced tomatillos and coriander salsa and grilled tomatoes