Seasonal Eating

The changing seasons in the UK mean that we have an ever-changing line-up of produce to get excited about. We all have our favourite season or seasons for various reasons and often events are linked to the food that's around. Nothing's nicer than a fresh punnet of berries on a hot summer's day or cosying up with a hot bowl of vegetable curry on a winter's evening.
By eating seasonally not only does it give great variety in what we eat throughout the year, but also supports local growers and has huge effects on the environmental impact our consumption has on the planet.

 

Winter is here!

So the long days of summer have faded away... but it's the best time for locally-grown produce. The fields and trees are still very much full of fantastic produce and by embracing seasonal eating, I feel inspired to create new delicious, nourishing meals. It really is our favourite time of year for hearty goodness!

Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms

We love all mushrooms but wild ones are our favourite. Bursting in antioxidants and giving our immune system a much needed hand at this time of year. Such a versatile vegetable that can bring so much flavour and texture to cooking, we are currently loving using them in pies with Chestnuts

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Apples

With so many wonderful varieties to enjoy, the humble apple rich in all the good stuff is the most used fruit in our kitchen. We use its sweet goodness as a natural sugar to add flavour our dishes sweet and savoury.

 

Winter sample menu

Tofu Tikka Wrap

Beetroot & Chickpea Burger served in a Wholemeal Bun with crunchy Seasonal Salad on the side

Cashew Curry served with Brown Rice and home made Chutney

Squash and chickpea Tagine served with Chargrilled Broccoli Salad and Brown Rice

Spiced Apple Cake

Kale

Kale

We love Kale all year round if we are being honest, but at this time of year this vitamin rich hero food is unmissable. Simply massaged with a roast garlic, olive oil and lemon dressing, its the best!