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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  1. Apricot tart

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    22/08/2012 by Mark Leach

    Apricot Tart

    Living in France has many benefits. Wine under £5 a bottle that doesn’t taste like malt vinegar. The local hypermarket …
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  2. Pizza time

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    21/08/2012 by Mark Leach

    I’m staying with my in-laws at the moment, down in south west France. We’ve been eating some great local dishes …
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Ingredient of the week: pumpkin

It's September, so we say goodbye to one orange fruit, the sweet and juicy or sometimes dry and in-need-of-a-good-roasting apricot and hello to that master of disguise, the not so humble pumpkin. Large and round, narrow and thin, orange or alarmingly red, it's no wonder the pumpkin is associated with Halloween. They've appeared on one market stall so far but they'll soon be everywhere. The only way to deal with this vegetable is to roast it and add it to risottos or top it with something cheesy, cheese perhaps, and some nuts for a bit of crunch. Recipes to follow...