Posts Tagged ‘leek’

Leek and goats’ cheese on toast

Every time I go to the market these days, I’m torn. On the one hand, you can still get late summer tomatoes, courgettes and peppers, but on the other hand, I just want to eat sausage and mash! I blame the cold weather. I gave in this week and bought a big bag of potatoes (for […]

leek and goats cheese on toast

Smocked Mackerel and Sweetcorn Chowder

I’ve been thinking about making chowder for a while. Something about it just appeals, kind of like a liquid fish pie – in a good way. Unfortunately, a certain someone is allergic to white fish so this has been off the menu until I realised that smoked mackerel would work just as well as haddock, […]


Parsnip and Leek Risotto

Running with the idea of cooking parsnips in long thin strips with or without bacon like this recipe, I came up with this risotto, utilising some leeks lurking in the fridge. I’m not normally a fan of risotto, but this was perfect, rich and comforting. I tried to use as much parsnip and leek as […]


Mashed Potatoes

I always defer to stodgy ‘comfort’ food and mashed potato is the ultimate, I could eat bowls and bowls.


Pea and Leek Tart

Leeks sweated down slowly and sweetly with peas thrown in, all encased in a cheesy, eggy custard and baked in flaky pastry.


Bacon and Cabbage soup

This is a hearty and healthy soup perfect for a chilly wintry day. Even better with lots of toasted potato bread slathered in buttered. I came up with this to use up yet more cabbage, along with various odds and ends in the vegetable basket. The base is a simple vegetable soup, and here lies […]


Swiss chard and Onion Tart

I know I’ve not been posting regularly recently. Its mostly because I’ve been eating fairly mediocre food that certainly isn’t getting me excited, so I figured not many people would be either. Its amazing how quickly it is to fall into the habit of not cooking and eating rubbish food, and I’m obsessed with food! […]


Spanish Omelette

The key to a good tortilla is to slice the potato really thinly, and cook them really slowly in a genrous amount of oil until soft. Season the potatoes and the beaten eggs liberally.


Leeky Chessy Pasta

Yes, this is the title, I can think of none better. This is based very loosely on a recipe from Cranks Bible, my favourite vegetarian cook book ever. Although, really, it is borne out of my desire to eat cheese and pasta most days… Start by finely slicing some leeks and cooking really gently in […]