Radish Stew Recipe

My grandad was obsessed with radishes. In summer he used to wonder around eating them like apples and I could never understand why. To my young palate they were too hot and peppery and I did not like them. When I got older and more interested in food I found radishes bland. By that time…

Roast Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Sage and Walnuts

A Match Made In Heaven It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of butternut squash, and pairing it with sage is peak butternut enjoyment. The great thing about this dish is that it can be enjoyed both warm and cold, meaning that leftovers for lunch are as quick as can be! This dish makes…

Roast Kohlrabi and Butternut Squash

What can’t you do with kohlrabi? Pickled, roast, raw, pureed… kohlrabi is an incredibly versatile vegetable! It adds a really lovely texture to dishes even when roasted, akin to a roast radish. A bit peppery, soft yet still crisp, it also makes a great addition to soups and stews. One day 2 of leftovers (I…

Pickled Kohlrabi with Garlic and Chilli

What is this thing? When I first saw a head of kohlrabi I really didn’t know what to make of it. Was it a potato? A turnip? A radish? I have since discovered that its name means cabbage turnip, and that feels pretty spot on for this brassica. It has a mild sweet flavour with…

Winter Stew

Seasonal Stew While I’m happy to eat stew year round, there’s something about a piping hot bowl of stew that brings a unique comfort to chilly, rainy autumn and winter nights. I’m not too precious or traditional about what veg goes into my stews, and I’ve recently starting adding swede which is a welcome sweet…

Gising-Gising – Coconut Milk Stewed Pork

Recipe from there, ingredients from here (mostly) This dish maximises the ratio of effort to payoff, which is the most important thing for me in the kitchen right now. Spicy, umami, salty and a touch sour, it hits all the notes that send my brain into comfort mode – and I think we can all…