Jerusalem artichoke soup
Serves 4-5 | Preparation & cooking time 50-60 min
This mild and smooth soup has a sweet; slightly toffee/taffy-like flavor. Jerusalem artichokes (also called sunchokes, sunroots or earth apples) aren't related to artichokes; they are the edible tubers of a sunflower...
This was one of the few meats I did not enjoy as a child. I still can't say I'm crazy about it - but there was some in my freezer, a product of asking for the odd bits during last year's beef share. It was time for it to be eaten. (Or maybe shared with the chickens, as Serenity doesn't care...
Easy as can be and low calorie, this makes a tasty vegan side dish. Cooking the shallots slowly means they caramelise and the sweet juices mingle with the tangy miso and salty soy sauce. The ginger adds a lovely heat to the dish. A wisp of toasted sesame oil added at the end adds a hint of nut...
Shallots are not particularly what I would call aromatic, but more properly ... pungent. Often, they are too pungent for many people and are avoided. I had once found a good store bought bottled cooking sauce with shallots and it later disappeared.
I would have been pressed to ask what...
(To serve 4 as a side dish)
600g red cabbage
275ml red wine
50g soft brown sugar
2 sticks of cinnamon
1pod of star anise
3tbsps red wine vinegar
6tbsps redcurrant jelly
Peel the shallots but leave them whole. Brown them in a heavy...
There are many versions of this classic French way of cooking peas. I was shown how to make it by an old French man in Provence, back in the early 80’s. He added bacon pieces to his version which works very well indeed. Pancetta would work to. This version is vegetarian (as indeed is the version...
This this such a simple recipe and it looks very pretty too. I served it as a side dish with some lamb chops and mashed potatoes.
12 banana shallots, peeled,and cut in half lengthways
250ml boiling water mixed with 1 heaped tsp Marmite
Butter or margarine
Sprigs of thyme