Pomegranate juice is wonderful, but hard to extract.
A classic of Winter.
Cool drinks from fruits, herbs and spices.
Roasted Potatoes, quite a delight in this untypically cool January. Easy to make, and great if you get them right. Great with cumin, coriander and turmeric too! Try them.
I have a couple of Avocado Soups that I make in Hot Weather. This is one of them.
More potato lusciousness from France, where potatoes and cream have a natural affinity. From memory, my daughter’s French teacher gave me this recipe.
I loved French food when I was working in France. Pommes de Terre Maxim is a simple but special dish.
Aaah, Beetroot, the King of Vegetables. The colour of the beets is so delectable.
Just a gorgeous way of cooking and serving roasted vegetables. A colourful Spanish version of the French ratatouille.
A touch of spice with carrots turns them into something wonderful.
An interesting dish, beautiful and warming.
No better way to cook pumpkin!
Quite a retro English recipe!
Vegetables like potatoes and pumpkin can be slow cooked as well as the usual ways of cooking. It works best with lots of butter.
So good straight from the garden. Serve as a veggie, use in a salad or in Beetroot Risotto.
My dear mother, who is no longer physically with us, made this often. It is a stunner, from her German roots. A family favourite.
Life is to be lived joyously! And so to another cold soup, this time from Spain. Long ago, this was almost a weekly ritual in our place. Visitors always received a bowl in summer!
This is a beautiful, buttery, creamy gratin that combines zucchini with potatoes. A wonderful match.
Although I don’t make them often, I do love a cold soup in Summer. I have a wonderful Avocado and Celery Soup that is a cracker, and of course there is gazpacho and cold bortsch. And now add this Coriander and Lemongrass Vichyssoise to the list.
Oh, yearning for those days of summer! Chilled soups are gorgeous and great for picnics or days at the beach.
A soup that has stood the test of time. Fragrant and beautifully flavoured, it is treasured still by my family.