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Monthly Archives: September 2012

  1. Sherry o’clock. Again.

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    04/09/2012 by Mark Leach

    I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t have to be 60+ and live in the home counties to drink sherry. …
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  2. Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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    04/09/2012 by Mark Leach

    Vietnamese Spring Rolls

    It seemed like summer was on the way out yesterday, so we felt the need for some Asian food to remind us of warmer times.

  3. Carrot cake

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    02/09/2012 by Mark Leach

    Carrot cake

    My cake craving struck me mid-week and I only had one thing on my mind: carrot cake. I made this …
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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...