Tag Archives: Fennel

ROASTED BEETROOT & DOLCELATTE SALAD; FENNEL, CUMIN & CARDAMOM SPICED CARROTS

Roasting carrots with cumin isn’t anything new, but I had to share what we ate last night – wonderfully fresh, sweet carrots spiced with fennel, cumin and just a little cardamom, freshened up with some spring onion and fresh coriander.  We ate them alongside a simple roasted beetroot and Dolcelatte salad.  I’d posted the recipe for […]

FENNEL & SHALLOT GRATIN

We used to make a version of this using plenty of butter and lashings of cream.  Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but for me at least, too rich to eat more than once in a blue moon.  I’ve been wanting for a while now to try a pared-down version, using less dairy.  Well, I finally […]

SPICY CHICKEN, TOMATO, & BEAN SOUP

Spring has sprung, but rather than the beaming sunshine, dancing butterflies, and birds peeping and tweeting, we’re getting April showers by the bathfull.  Which is probably great for all of you with gardens, but I have to admit, it isn’t exactly my most favourite of things.  Definitely weather to enjoy this, though – half soup, half stew, […]

STICKY DUCK AND CITRUS SALAD WITH PICKLED CUCUMBER

This refreshing salad is packed full of bitter-sweet flavours which unsurprisingly are an excellent foil for the rich, dark duck meat.  The balanced flavour combination of this dish is matched by the textures of it, too – juicy mandarin segments, crisp salad leaves and the crunch of the toasted cashews – I spent the whole meal trying to […]

CELERIAC, FENNEL, CARROT & LENTIL SALAD WITH HAZELNUTS & HERBS

This is a slightly adapted version of Ottolenghi’s celeriac and lentil salad from his vegetable cookbook, Plenty. I was given this beautiful book at Christmas, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried. To mine, I added carrots and extra herbs, and swapped the hazelnut oil (I didn’t have any) for some good quality olive […]

ITALIAN SAUSAGE, CANNELINI BEAN & CABBAGE SOUP

We were given a large, beautifully fresh savoy cabbage in our veg box last week, and after seeing a recipe for sausage and cabbage soup here: http://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/italian-sausage-and-cabbage-soup/, we just had to give it a go.  Cabbage soup, in my mind at least, acquired a bad name in the nineties, used as a faddy diet for people who don’t […]