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Rainbow Beets and Lentil Salad

Our take on a classic flavour pairing.

Earthy, beautiful golden and candy beets, almost creamy puy lentils, crunchy fennel, and walnuts. Veegs n’all.

Rustled up in under 30. Continue reading “Rainbow Beets and Lentil Salad”

Elderflower Ice Cream

Been foraging again, for elderflowers. What else at this time of year, eh.

So now there are four recipes for these delectable little flowers available on the CBP website. Whoopeee!

This one is just as delicious as the others, and just a bit naughtier. It’s also somewhat of a cheat as far as making ice cream goes, so happy days. No churning required.  Continue reading “Elderflower Ice Cream”

Spinach Stem Salad / Ispanak Kökü Salatası

In Turkey and presumably elsewhere round those lovely Mediterranean ends, spinach is produced and sold with the roots still attached. Continue reading “Spinach Stem Salad / Ispanak Kökü Salatası”

Gigantes with Tomatoes & Horta

This recipe is from Epirus, northern Greece, via Rick Stein’s beautiful book From Venice to Istanbul. And rounds off the Beans beans beans! compilation to a tee.  Continue reading “Gigantes with Tomatoes & Horta”

Black-Eyed Bean & Plantain Pottage

Beans beans beans! recipe number two.

A Sierra Leonean recipe from Recipes from a Pantry, by Bintu. Check out her amazing insta feed for lots more like this one pot wonder.   Continue reading “Black-Eyed Bean & Plantain Pottage”

Njahi Beans with Ginger & Spring Onion

24HR SOAKING ALERT! 

And here it is, the first Beans beans beans! recipes coming your way this week.

Spotted in a supermarket in Nairobi by our roving reporter and gifted to us, these tuxedo beans, formally known as njahi beans, are native to Kenya and exceedingly good for you. Continue reading “Njahi Beans with Ginger & Spring Onion”

Beans beans beans!

We’ve got a little gathering of bean dishes coming up next for ya, inspired by a gift of magic beans from our roving reporter.

These stunning beans caught the eye of said reporter in a supermarket in Nairobi, beckoning her with their unique beauty. So she bought some and brought them home.  Continue reading “Beans beans beans!”

Hibiscus Iced Tea

Icy, tangy loveliness from all the world’s tropical and sub-tropical countries pretty much. Continue reading “Hibiscus Iced Tea”

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Fennel & Lemon

Truly love artichokes but find I’m rarely up to the preparation challenges they present. Continue reading “Roasted Baby Artichokes with Fennel & Lemon”

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