Chargrilled purple sprouting broccoli and clementines

Chargrilled sprouting broccoli and clementines

This recipe and introduction is from my cookbook Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet. During early spring when there are fewer seasonal goods to choose from, purple sprouting broccoli is a saving grace. It’s exotic, delicious and versatile – and here, I’ve maximised its flavour by chargrilling it on a barbecue or griddle to give it a […]

Chargrilled asparagus with spring onions, polenta and tapenade

Polenta, asparagus, spring onions, tapenade

I’m sharing this asparagus recipe from my cookbook Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet in support of Veg Power a campaign to help kids eat more veg. Our little one Lyra, loves all four of the key vegetables in this dish, asparagus, spring onions, corn (polenta) and olives. If you haven’t already click my cookbook cover […]

Sustainability Spotlight Asparagus

Asparagus ferns

Did you know? The ancient Egyptians loved asparagus and called it a “food of the gods”   Asparagus – April to June   Ready, set, go…. when the asparagus season starts be the first to the shop as you’ve only got six weeks to enjoy this tender and flavoursome aphrodisiac. Steam, boil, stir fry, barbecue, […]

Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an ideology and farming practice based on many years of scientific research and agroecological farming practices such as organic, biodynamic and permaculture. Regenerative agriculture works in harmony with nature, valuing wildlife and ecology. It increases biodiversity, builds and enlivens soils, protects the land from erosion and improves our ecosystems. It also aims […]