Category Archives: side dishes

Chilli Apple Jam

A delicious alternative to chilli sauce.  Vary the variety of fresh chillies used to alter the heat of the jam. Makes about 2 jars. You will need to get 2-3 small jars with lids, and some waxed paper discs, ready … Continue reading

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Hot butterbean salad

Listed are the ingredients I used for tonight’s dinner, utilising some Sunday roast dinner leftovers! Serves 1-2 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 medium onion, finely diced ½ tsp each cumin seeds and crushed black peppercorns ¼ tsp dill seeds or … Continue reading

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Black pepper vegetables

I used the last of this winters’ artichokes, along with onions, potatoes and green peppers, but it is possible to use any veggies that are good for roasting.  If you use suitable veggies, this recipe would work for people on … Continue reading

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Cheesy leek and potato bake

Nothing unusual about this dish, it is offered to give vegetarian readers some alternative meal ideas. Serves 2 4-6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1-2 small leeks or 1 large leek, cleaned and sliced 30g butter pinch each of salt, … Continue reading

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Early Spring Grains

This dish takes advantage of seasonally available herbs and vegetables to create a light, fragrant herbed grain dish.  Note that all the vegetables can be substituted for others if you react to one of the stated ingredients or if you … Continue reading

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Spiced Runner bean chutney

I’ve not tasted this yet because I only made it yesterday and it needs to mature for a month, but it smells amazing and was a lot of fun to prepare! Ingredients 400g runner beans, cleaned, de-stringed and sliced finely … Continue reading

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Rhubarb (and Angelica) Jam

I have had a problem with jams and marmalades for years – even those made with apparently all-safe ingredients have made me react in the past.  But not this one!  I have finally found one that my mouth seems to … Continue reading

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