I had lots of home grown beetroot from my allotment this year and cooked this delicious recipe from ” Morito” by Sam and Sam Clark. Sadly this book seems to now be out of print, though it appears occasionally on Amazon at inflated prices second hand. The beetroot can also be served with their recipe for Spiced Labneh.
A Maharashtrian dish of stir fried potatoes, garlic, green chilli and turmeric. I found it in ” Thami” by Maunika Gowardhan.
A favourite of the Parsi community and often served during celebrations. If you can’t get hold of green mangoes use ripe mangoes and omit the sugar. The recipe is from ” Thali” by Maunika Gowardhan.
A curry with Persian influences which is often served at Parsi wedding feasts. Its from ” Thali” by Maunika Gowardhan.
A speedy supper from Nisha Katona.
A delicious recipe for summer months from Nigel Slater. If you have fresh beans and peas, use them, but if not frozen work well too. If you like you can serve on top of sliced tomatoes, or toasted sourdough. Or serve some fresh crusty bread alongside.
A moreish snack from ” Cook as You Are” by Ruby Tandoh.
A very good alternative to fish finger sandwiches. It’s from ” The Hairy Bikers Everyday Winners” by Si King and Dave Myers.
A simple recipe from ” Indian Kitchen” by Maunika Gowardhan. Serve with chapattis and some raita.
A simple but wholesome recipe from ” The Little Swedish Kitchen ” by Rachel Khoo.
A creamy lentil curry from the east of India which I found in ” Thali” by Maunika Gowardhan.
The first of the seasons rhubarb on my allotment is almost ready to pick so I’m sharing a few more favourite recipes for rhubarb. This one is from my local chef and food writer Claire Thomson.
A recipe from my local Vietnamese chef Trung. During Lockdown he started doing the most yummy Vietnamese food for collection from his home once a week . It was up there with the very best Vietnamese food I have eaten here or there , and the portions were so generous they lasted us two days. In a few days time he will be opening his own restaurant in Bristol- The Saigon Kitchen- and I cant wait to try even more of his cooking.
Rachel Roddy’s recipe from ” Two KItchens”.
A Sicilian recipe from “Two Kitchens” by Rachel Roddy. It’s good to serve after a big meal, before cheese or over a simple rice pudding. You could also serve for breakfast with some thick yoghurt.