Leek, broad bean and dill soup

First published September 2015 in York Food Festival magazine One of the things that I love about autumn and winter are the endless opportunities for nourishing, warming soup. Dried pulses, root vegetables and alliums are readily available and seem to exist purely for this ages old form of cookery. It is the cooking pots of … Continue reading Leek, broad bean and dill soup

Roast pork and dill potatoes

First published January 2016 in York Press Pork belly is one of my favourite comfort food options - the perfect antidote to cold drizzle and grey skies. Humans and pigs have lived in harmony for thousands of years and it is certain that our Viking ancestors made use of their nourishing meat over the late … Continue reading Roast pork and dill potatoes

Summer herbs and a mixed grain salad

First published July 2015 In addition to the abundance of soft fruit, July also heralds the verdant arrival of fresh herbs. A far cry from the dry, sawdust filled jars of my childhood, modern home cooks can now add a plethora of bright flavours to their dishes. Beyond the ubiquitous basil of an Italian pasta … Continue reading Summer herbs and a mixed grain salad