Flemish Asparagus

I’ll be honest here… I was slightly freaked out when I first encountered white asparagus. I was familiar with its green brother; a healthy-looking sprightly lad, but when I met his paler sibling, I was shocked. How could this flacid, anaemic stick, be asparagus? It didn’t help that I had met the pre-cooked version from … [Read more…]

Crunchy Artichoke and Fresh Peas

I am slightly terrified of artichokes. They look like big, scary pinecones, and it’s hard to imagine which part of them could be edible. They also poke you a lot when you’re trying to get them ready. When I’m preparing them, I often wonder who figured out that there was something so tasty inside. Whoever … [Read more…]

Parsnip and Apple Soup

In this recipe, the earthiness of the parsnips compliments the sweetness of the apples perfectly. I add some curry powder for a bit of a kick. Ingredients 2 onions, peeled and chopped 50g butter 1 heaped teaspoon curry powder 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 large (tart) apple (such as bramley), peeled, cored and chopped … [Read more…]